Sunday, December 28, 2008

Grandma Knutti

My Grandma Knutti died on Tuesday at age 92 and we had her funeral yesterday. I thought I would share a few thoughts I’ve been having about it.

My grandparents watched me while my mom worked the first three years of my life and man did they document my life. Tons of pictures and video. I don’t remember any of that, but in the videos she always had the sweetest voice with me. Some things I do remember are she would always drag her feet a little when she walked. She loved her cats, Grandma Cat and Tailless. At the funeral I remembered that they buried Grandma Cat under the porch.(?) She was great at sewing and made me several doily’s. We used to go over to her house every Saturday morning and mow her lawn. She didn't hear very well and would sometimes answer yes to every question because she had no idea what you said. She was so quiet and meek.
She suffered from extreme paranoia and just the other week my parents gave me a loaf of bread they had bought for her that wasn’t quite right. After which I told them I didn’t want it if it was poisoned. She and my grandpa lived the most humble lives. I have never met anyone more humble. Just a couple of weeks ago we went to see her and I am so grateful that we did. Little did we know that would be the last, but what I blessing to have that. She also received my Christmas card before she died and wrote a nice note back to Ty. Some might say this is a hard time of year to lose someone and it did add some stress, but Heavenly Father truly blessed my family and my Grandma. I also think what a great time when we are celebrating the birth of the Savior who has made it possible for us to be together again. It has been wonderful to see how much Heavenly Father was looking out for my Grandma.

Me and my Grandma on my Mom's ugly couch. We had that thing for way too long.

Me, a small piece of the documentary on my first three years.


Kendra Meyers said...

She sounds like a great lady, sorry for your loss.

Ashley said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma. Isn't it so nice to know you'll see her again? Thanks for sharing :)

Marie Lefler said...

Sorry for you loss. My grandma is 92 as well and she has been giving us quite a scare lately too. Glad it has been a good experience for you.

Love the couch by the way! My grandma has one just like it.

Wendy said...


It's good to hear more comments about Grandma. Although I didn't get to be with her much, I have some fond memories as well. We have great grandparents! It is good to know that Grandma and Grandpa are together and happy now.

It will be fun to watch your family grow!
And yes, I remember knowing that there was a cat buried under the porch!

The Oldroyd's said...

So sweet, Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss Rachel. I'm glad you have such a strong testimony of the atonement and resurrection.

Joanna said...

I am so sorry that your grandma passed away. It is not easy to lose them but you know that everything is well with them. It sounds like your grandma was a wonderful women.

Meladie said...

What a great tribute to your grandma...she sounds like such a neat lady. You were such a cute little girl!