it's been a rough week here. my granny (dad's mom) passed away wednesday night after a few days back in the hospital. although she hasn't really been able to communicate much in the years since her stroke, she seemed to be waiting until all her children were with her before drifting away. and since then, there's been quite a bit of (in the words of my little cousin, river) "celebrating granny". she seems to have left quite a legacy of stories...and, it turns out, quite a few marriage proposals.