Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Last words

The last thing my maternal grandfather ever said to me was "I'm so proud of you." He died almost exactly one year before I handed in my dissertation, and was the only family member who would have been capable of understanding it.

The last thing my maternal grandmother ever said to me was "Goodbye, Helen." (Helen was her twin sister.)

The last thing my paternal grandfather ever said to me was "You're a good girl." He had no idea which grandchild I was. Then he tried to give me fifty dollars, which I didn't take.

I never spoke to my paternal grandmother. She died three days before I was born.
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