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My grandmother was special. I hadn’t known her my whole life so it was like meeting a new friend. My mother always said that she “adopted” us as her family because she didn’t have one. I didn’t really understand it at the time because, well, I was only 7 years old. All that mattered to me was that I had a new grandma, a new friend.
The first time I meet Velma was at her apartment in down town Sarnia. The door squeaked and the smell of lilacs filled the entrance way. The apartment was small, but was very nice.. She smiled sweetly and introduced herself. I was very shy at first, but there was something about her, something told me we where going to be best friends.
I visited her almost every week, and everyday we would do something different. Shopping was usually on Tuesdays, Lunch and a movie was on Wednesdays, and on Fridays we went bowling. We became a lot closer over time. She always had a reassurance about her that made me feel comfortable, I didn’t have to pretend.
A few months later my mother came to me with some upsetting news. Velma was in the hospital. She wouldn’t tell me why but I could tell that it was bad by the worried look on her face. We visited her soon after, and I had no idea what to expect. We walked in with the nurse and I saw her laying there in the bed, motionless. She tried to talk but her voice shook and trembled. I was scared; I knew she was too.
I visited her less often now because I was busy with school and sports. When I did, she looked happier and healthier. I was surprised how far she had come. She smiled and we talked more about what ever we could think of. I think the presence of each other comforted both of us. Almost a week later the doctors announced that she was being moved to a nursing home. I was happy for her. Even though she wasn’t in her apartment, it was a step closer to getting better for good. The doctors…...

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