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Simran Khurana

I Lost My Grandmother...

By January 18, 2010

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She was 82 years old. She passed away on January 15, 2010. I remember my childhood days with her. She was a strict disciplinarian with her grandchildren, but when cajoled, she would melt into compliance.

She had her quirks, like all grandmothers do. But what I liked best about her was that she was always open to trying out new things. She was an open-minded person, and believed that every woman should be self-reliant. Strong-willed as she was, my grandma managed her family business and household work single-handedly. She was a workhorse, and once she set her mind to a task, there was no stopping her.

Grandparents are a true blessing. They are a reflection of our ancestry, a connection to our history. They are the pillars we lean on in times of strife. May God bless my Grandma's soul and may she rest in peace. As a tribute to her, and all other grandmothers who build a protective cocoon around their grandchildren, here are grandparent quotes.


January 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm
(1) Eric says:

Hey Simran.
I have another good one for you: “The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.” -Sam Levenson

February 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm
(2) Mallory says:

When I read this, it felt like you were talking about MY grandmother. She was a tough lady, and an independent woman. Despite her “disciplinarian,” “workhorse” ways, just as your describe your own grandmother, my sisters and I never for a second doubted her love for us. Thank you for writing this, it really hit home. She was a strong 88 when we lost her and I miss her every day.

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