While Dee Dee was in Hospice care, Mom, Rett, Taylor, Aubree and I created a list of memories.
Only Dee Dee's closest family members will understand the majority of these, but a wonderful
way to remember her oneof a kind spirit. We love you and miss you everyday.
She was the master of the Quiet game Soft arms Always carrying her purse I named her as I refused to say Grandma Monopoly - I served as her property manager for 10% Ornery Fighter Strong willed The big blue car She would only turn right at intersections Thanksgiving on the Plaza Introducing Emma as 4th Generation Putting her cheek against chest for hugs Strong grip...could always open jars no one else could Always stood on the step above Taylor for hugs Button Button game- Pick which hand game to go down a stair (Michigan house) Her whole body giggle Always questioning the Xmas exchange rules when she was the one that actually made them up Papa calling her funny duck Telling us the meal she had at the 5-star resort in Hawaii was "the worst I've ever tasted in my
whole life" Her rings/bling (lady at casino buffet calling her a rich bitch) Drinking too much rum and cokes in Cancun The stash of tissue papers under her pillows Asking (ok, demanding) the white sugar at the restaurant in KC. Aubree and I taking her to her Dr Appt when Papa was in the hospital...nurse called her name in
the waiting room: "Who's calling me??!! Rett calling her out for ordering a water at Taco Bell and then filling up with soda Playing Yahtzee at Thanksgiving on the Plaza and asking me so innocently "have you ever had a
Yahtzee?" Measuring how tall we are on the door to the garage at the Michigan house Birthday spankings over her knee And let's not forget the time that she almost ex communicated me from the family for beating
her in monopoly.
And asking if Id ever forget Being her partner in Scategories Playing along to the tune of the gingerbread house playing at Christmas time. Her wicked pop trivia knowledge. She seemed to always know what Jessica Simpson was up to Singing to Brecken on the phone- Yeah! She totally sang Brecken to sleep over the phone when he was in total meltdown mode that one time! Giving the kids rides on her walker. The time she wondered why Nancy had swim noodles in her trunk. Fair question. The sound effects/facial expressions/noises she'd make when Papa told stories about their past. Her taking us to Venture and Price Chopper for errands when we were kids. She'd buy those
huge bricks of cigarette packs and then put them in the freezer. Big Red X Barn Showing her food in her mouth and teaching her grandkids and great-grandchildren how to do it Wrigley gum in the buffet Taking notes on index cards of our boyfriends/girlfriends