Grandma Fell

By Nan Claire Falkner

 At 90 years and living alone since Ed passed, Grandma Hobbs fell.   She had lived in Ketchum, Oklahoma.  It was a “Blink and you missed it” kind of town – not big enough to be quaint. After falling, the next few days were a flurry of reservations, hesitations, and regrets.  She was flying for the first time in her life to live with her daughter, Norma.  Looking out the window flying above the clouds, she marveled “I can see Heaven before I have to go!” Living past 99, she passed peacefully in her sleep with a smile on her face.


52 thoughts on “Grandma Fell

  1. Beautiful story. Love her perspective on seeing heaven before she gets there. It is a beautiful place, more beautiful than even seeing Earth from a plane. Love your story! ❤

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  3. A great memoir, Nan. Nice seeing you again. There comes a time when some elderly people can’t live alone and need a little help. It’s fantastic she lived so long and had a peaceful passing. 🙂 — Suzanne

  4. So glad that the change at this late time in Grandma Hobb’s life was a smooth one. You never know what’s around the corner. She fell and got to fly for the first time and enjoy living with her daughter. Lovely tale!

  5. This reminds me of my grandmother. She fell a few times before she moved in with my aunt for her final year-ish. She even went to a baseball game once and sat in the upper deck. She always described it as sitting “up in Heaven.” She only made it to 95, though. This is nicely described.

  6. Grandma Hobbs was a lucky woman. Not many can leave peacefully with a smile on their faces. After a long life, she was ready for her journey. A beautiful story.

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