When I was about to be a freshman in High school, dad & I were at my Aunt's for Sunday dinner. Like every Sunday we'd call Nanny and talk to her. She was telling me she couldn't believe I was about to be in high school. She told me that before I knew it, I would be graduating high school, be in college and then be married with kids. Being 14 I didn't believe her. Now it's 13 years later and I can say she was right. Those years FLEW by.
That being said, it's been a year since she's passed away. We weren't close. I saw her once, maybe twice a year. She was my last grandparent. I do miss her though. We might not have been close, but she would still send me checks & cards for holidays (Easter, Thanksgiving). She would also send coupons in the mail with 5 or 6 bucks thrown in between the coupons (you know so the mail man didn't steal it!)
Rest in Peace Claire "Nanny" Kulik
June 15th 1929 - March 27th 2011