From as long as I can remember, my dad would bring my sister and I over to my grandma’s house for a quick visit.
We didn’t stay too long, because she liked to go to sleep very early.
I remember the snacks she would give us, and the games we would play. Another thing I remember is how she always had the heat running in their house, no matter the time of year. My sister and I always looked at each other thinking the same thing- “how is she cold right now?!”. She always had to have the heater running in the house. I did not understand why it was always so warm in her house until my dad told me that most older people are usually colder than young people. From that day, I always assumed that old people were just cold. When she was living in an assisted living facility, she always had the heat running. This was something that I never understood, because even in the middle of the summer, she would have the heater blasting. I didn’t know if I should ask her about it because she always seemed comfortable. I remember one time we left the assisted living facility and we were all sweating. We had to go home and take a shower! My grandma passed away recently but I am happy that she was comfortable towards the end of her life. She was a very nice lady, and was always happy, even if she smoked us out of her house every time!