Gena Lou Ritchie 1926-2008
The late great Gena Ritchie, My grandmother, friend and surrogate mum passed away last Wednesday. It wasn't exactly a surprise but death, even when expected always catches you a little off guard. For those who would like tp attend, the service will be held at the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church this Sunday at 2:00. I have fond memories of the church. My grandfather took many a nap in the pews and the choir loft, while my grandmother would shoot glares and a well placed poke in the arm when I started to giggle. I miss her very much. Hopefully she is in a better place, a place where she can vaccuum 4 times a day, subside on Hersheys Chocolate and watch Matlock 24-7. I hope she is in a place where no one eats oranges or wears purple and tables are never sticky. She left us little by little over the past ten years and I still find it hard to say a final goodbye.