I'm glad we came. She had some undetermined degenerative neurological issues to the degree that she couldn't remember who I was two summers ago. So while I emotionally had said goodbye over a year ago, it was good to come and officially recognize her passing and connect with family.
Before coming to Spearfish, SD to attend the funeral, we spent a few days in Sheridan, WY to visit my other grandmother. She is doing well, seems healthy for someone over 80 years young: moving around reasonably well and full of questions, opinions, stories and admiration for her great-grandkids.
I consider myself blessed. How many people are so fortunate to live almost 40 years old with the delightful company of 2 grandmothers? Assuming I share those long-lived genes of theirs, I hope I ripen to the sweetness of wise perspective and loving acceptance they both have showered upon me in recent years.