Grandma Lea

My Grandma Lea passed away over the weekend.   

My brother and I spent almost every day of our childhood with her, and she left us with so many wonderful and extraordinary memories. Grandma Lea's house was the cool house where sliding down the railing was not only ok, but it would turn into a race with her keeping time and cheering us on. She spoiled us rotten and let us have whatever sugary cereal we wanted; Peter Piper Pizza Fridays were a normal occurrence during the summers. When we were old enough she taught us all the swear words in Portuguese, but told us only to use them when we really had to, and never at someone. She was the classiest lady you would have ever met wearing high heels and tailored outfits everywhere she went even if it was just over to our house. 

I have scheduled posts for the rest of the week and I will be around but please forgive me if I don't reply back quickly as usual, I just need some time. 


  1. I am so sorry Amanda. She sounds so similar to my Gramma Kiner. I understand your pain as I lost her when I was in my early 20's. Lots of hugs and thoughts with you and your family.


  2. My thoughts are with you and your family

  3. I'm so sorry to read this. It's sounds like you had an amazing grandma who loved you and your brother very much. Cherish those memories and hang in there.
    I send plenty of hugs and chocolate chip cookies your way. xo

  4. My sincerest condolences, Amanda. I'm sending tons of love and good thoughts to you and your family over the air.

    I can say this: your grandmother knew how to pick her pizza. Peter Piper Pizza was the pizza people picked...

    Here's to hoping that produced a smile and wasn't a shitty joke to make. :/ Take care and my best to you and yours.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds wonderful and I am so glad you got to have her in your life to make all those wonderful memories.

  6. So sorry to hear this. She sounds like she was an absolutely amazing lady. Peace to you and your family.

  7. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I'm glad that you have those amazing memories of her, and I hope those help you through this.


  8. I'm so sorry for your loss, she sounds amazing.

  9. Ah man, Amanda, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending so many good thoughts to you. <3

  10. I'm really sorry for your loss :( She sounds like she was a wonderful woman.

  11. oh, i'm so sorry.
    the photograph is beautiful.
    best wishes to you and your family.x

  12. So sorry to hear about your loss. Your grandma sounded like a really spectacular woman. Take all the time you need, hon. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.



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