Lucy C. Orkwis
March 5, 1933 - April 30, 2012
David and Joey got chased the most with the wooden spoon. And if she had the one with the spokes on it, that was used for spaghetti, then you knew they were REALLY in trouble! All you guys had to do was pull up your pants! Danni and Jamie got the most back massages…lying across Grammy’s lap on the couch. I’m not sure who enjoyed it more though, Grammy or them. She claimed her hand would get sore, but I know she actually loved doing it. Dylan was the baby for a long time until Joshua appeared 8 years ago. Grammy scared Dylan into thinking he would get “PNEUMONIA” if he didn’t wear socks on our cold, tile, kitchen floor. Josh said one of his favorite memories was watching a movie and making popcorn because Grammy would always hide a surprise piece of candy in the bottom of the basket for him. And at some point or another, we ALL experienced having to sit on the glider in a time out for misbehaving in the pool! Most likely for inadvertently getting a splash of water on Grammy’s glasses. As for me, I was her gopher. I’d gopher cigarettes. I’d gopher lottery tickets. I’d gopher cans of tomato sauce from the pantry. I’d gopher her laundry out of the dryer. I’d do what she asked, without talking. And that my friends, is how you become the favorite. But honestly, even though these tasks were at times an inconvenience, I knew one day I would miss doing them. I did all these things and more, because I knew one day, she wouldn’t be here to ask me to do these things anymore.
|Grammy & BINGO buddy Gayle in all their glory.|
|Grammy's 70th birthday present: this jersey.|
|The most recent photo of Grammy with all of her children & grandchildren, my college graduation party.|