See You Later Grammie Smith

Episode 101

April 10, 2016

Glenda Smith, seated in the front, with your me, my wife Donna in center and some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at her beloved Camp Hi_Lo at Madawaska Lake. Hale family photo

Glenda Smith, seated in the front, with your me, my wife Donna in center and some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at her beloved Camp Hi-Lo at Madawaska Lake. Hale family photo

See You Soon Grammie

On April 6, 2016 at 3:00 am at the Borderview Nursing Home in Van Buren, Maine, Glenda Smith was escorted by angels to her heavenly home at the age of 89. She died peacefully with no pain after spending four months in the nursing home where she received excellent, loving care.

This week has been extremely busy with funeral arrangements, arriving family, and many other details that accompany the death of a loved one. After the celebration of her life at Caribou Assembly of God on Saturday, family and friends gathered to share memories.

Memorial card for the celebration of life for Glenda Smith. Erika Cole photo

Memorial card for the celebration of life for Glenda Smith. Erika Cole photo

Some of Grammie Smith’s favorite sayings which she will be remembered for:

“Sad and blue”

“Keep safety on your mind”

“Boohoo”

“Eat slow and enjoy it”

“Turd bird”

“Should’ve Had It Toasted”

“Crickety-Crackity”

Out of respect and in memory of my Mother-in-law, I will not be publishing motorsports news for this week. I will be back next week with more motorsports news.

So long Grammie Smith until we meet again. I love you.

Let’s go racing,

Tom Hale

Soli Deo Gloria

Tom Hale

About Tom Hale

Tom wrote 14 years as freelancer for the Bangor Daily Sports covering motorsports in Maine. Now blogging and concentrating on human interest stories about people and places in racing.