Vibes From Beyond


I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandmother lately.  Let me give you a little history about her, and then I’ll tell you all the things that have happened.  I think these things have happened BECAUSE I’ve been thinking about her, but maybe she’s sending me some sort of sign?  Who knows.


Anyway, my grandmother was an awesome lady.  She had four children, and her oldest child is my dad.  She lived most of her adult life in the six unit apartment building that her mother owned.  She was an incredible pre school teacher, great artist and fun chick.  I lovingly referred to her as ‘old lady.’  And she didn’t mind it.  In fact, I think she enjoyed it.  Which is why she was so cool.  Her kids were scattered throughout the country.  Her two daughters moved to California when they were adults, and her son moved to Wisconsin, where his wife is from.  My dad hung around here in Pittsburgh until he retired (I think that was twelve years ago).  That’s when he headed to Florida.  So for a long time, my brother and I were her only ‘kids’ around town.    She had been a very independent woman, but had developed macular degeneration and had become legally blind.  She could see a little, but couldn’t really see any detail.  Once an avid reader and crossword puzzle expert, she had to start listening to audio books. She would still cook and bake, and had some awesome cookies (supplied my wedding cookies, too!) It drove her crazy that she couldn’t just get in the car and go!  So, every two weeks, I would take her to the grocery store.  We would hang out and chat.  She had become one of my best friends, and when something important or exciting happened to me, I’d call Tony first, then I’d call Gram.

When my great grandmother died, the apartment building went to my great aunt, who also lived in the building.  My gram and her sister were extremely close.  When my great aunt passed a few years later, the building went to her son and it was sold.  Gram wasn’t too happy about all that.  I got her all set up in a senior center close to where I lived.  We had to wait a few months until the unit would be ready, so she went down to Florida to live with my parents for the winter.  Tragically, on January 2, 2003, she was killed in a pedistrian accident.  She never got to meet my kids, but I know she’s watching.  I have these two rocks.  Or maybe they’re chunks of glass or something.  (no sharp edges, don’t worry, but I don’t really know what they are!) Anyway, they sat in her potted plant for years – they were a gift from my aunt.  I put one in each of my kids’ rooms.  I told the kids that if they were ever scared to not worry…that rock would protect them.  I told them that my grandmother could see them through there, and hear them if they talked to her.  Becca asked me a bunch of questions about Gram, and I answered them.  She talks to her/the rock every now and again.

So, the vibes.  My cousin had a baby a few months ago, and named him Graham.  I was told that the choice in names was for ‘Gram.’  (If  it had been girl, I also heard she was supposed to be ‘Stella’ – Gram’s name).  That’s when it all started.  I started dreaming about my grandmother and where she lived.  Her birthday was ten days ago.  Out of the blue, my aunt called – I haven’t talked to her in years.  It was great talking to her!  I think she’s picking up on some vibes, too.  Then, I googled Tony’s name (looking for pics from a photographer that was at the VIP party at the Dave Matthews concert).  What did I come across?  Gram’s obituary that ran in Wisconsin.  (and now, when I google Tony’s name, I can’t find it…I had to look for it directly)  My kids wanted ice cream at Costco the other day.  They picked a variety pack, which had 18 of those nutty buddy ice cream cones.  They were Gram’s favorites.

Maybe all these things are happening because I’ve been thinking about her and putting those vibes out there.  Maybe it’s the other way around, and I’m thinking about her because of all these things.  Who knows.  But I DO know that I’m glad I still can feel her presence, even if it is just in my heart.

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  2. Gwen says:

    I did name Graham after Gram, but we never considered Stella for a girl. Come on! She would have kicked my butt from the great beyond if I ever named a child “Stella.”

    Anyway, thanks for writing this. She has been on my mind a lot lately too. I just can’t figure out what she is trying to tell me.

  3. Heather says:

    Yeah, you’re right! She would have kicked your butt – she hated her name! I can’t really figure out what she’s trying to tell me, either. It’s been about three weeks or so since she’s been hangin’ around :)

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