Monday, February 27, 2012

My Nana

Lately I've been thinking a lot about my Nana.

Nana - Nelly Louise, for whom the "Louise" in my name appears - was my Great-Grandma; my Mam's Grandmother.

My first memory involves my Nana.

I was really little; about 2 and a half, I believe. I was at my Nana's house (along with my Mam; not sure if my brothers were there or not, since I don't remember and have never asked). There was a cat... I think it was my cat, Lucky. The cat ran under a TV unit, and I tried following, banging my head. I cried, and Nana picked me up. She took me in the kitchen with her, sat me on the counter, and gave me some chocolate to make me feel better (I think it was Maltesers; or something like them).

I loved my Nana, and was broken-hearted when she died (when I was about 6).

I wonder why I've been thinking about - and missing - her so much lately?


AliceKay said...

You probably have felt something that needs that comforting touch only your Nana could give you. It's strange how our mind works sometimes. *hugs*

Deanna said...

Huggsss Tori. It is strange how that happens sometimes. I lost my grandma almost 40 years ago and yet dreamed of her the other night. It was so real! It sounds to me like your Nana influenced your love for chocolate a little bit!

Furry Bottoms said...

Its been said that sometimes when you wake up at exactly the same time each night like at 3 am for a few days or weeks in a row, its because you've had a loved one who has passed on, visit you. Its the subtle change in the air, in the slightly different pressure on the bed or just a general feeling of something's different that wakes you up.

Its also been said that when you've been thinking about someone so much lately, that they've been hanging around you more. I don't know if you believe in that kind of stuff. So if that is true, I think your Nana's been visiting you a lot. Perhaps she knows you need some kind of comfort only a Nana could ever provide?

She loves you as much as you loved her! :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Every once in a while, I keep thinking about my Mamá. I dream about her, smell her scent, find myself cooking her favorite things... I don't know why it happens, but I like to think that her spirit is just around watching over me...

Maybe your Nana is visiting. Hm, now I'm thinking about my Mamá, too. And about my first memory, which doesn't involve her, but it's one of my strongest ones.

Toriz said...

Yeah, could be.

Yes, she probably did, LOL!

Yes, I believe in that sort of thing. And I hope you're right, because it would be nice to think Nana's been coming to visit. :)

Well, I hope it's the same thing with me!

Celticspirit said...

Your Nana sounded like a very nice woman! What a shame that she died when you were so young. I really miss my grandparents and think about them all the time. They were the best.

Rita said...

Maybe she's been visiting you lately.
Something that need comforting?
Wonderful memories. :)

Toriz said...

Thanks; yes, it is a shame she died when I was so young. I'd have liked more time with her. Mind you, I think I'd probably have said that no matter when she died. ;)

Possibly... *Shrugs*

Intense Guy said...

Her memory is about all you have of her - and you need to pull it out of storage now and then and "refresh" it so that it doesn't fade with time.

She sounds like someone special - someone that "imprinted" on you in the short time she had to share with you. Hugs.

Toriz said...

*Nods at Iggy*