I began this blog a few years ago and posted fairly consistently until a couple of years ago. I’ve missed blogging and have desired to get back into the groove. I just couldn’t seem to do so. I migrated from Blogger to WordPress at the first of the year thinking that would kick start the process but it didn’t. I had to dig deeper to find my answer.
In one of my very early posts I introduced Granny and how she not only played an important role in my life but also in the name of my blog. The picture above is one of my favorites of Granny and me. I’ve always thought it would make a great Arkansas Hillbilly postcard. Look at that red door!
About two years ago Granny fell and broke her hip. (Two years prior to that she moved in with my mom because of her dementia). I knew that a broken hip was not good news. Fortunately my job allowed me to work remotely to help care for Granny. She and I stayed 19 days and nights together in the hospital. It was a bittersweet time.
She returned to Mom’s and was given home health care for a few months. It was clear with each passing day that she was slipping deeper and deeper into the dementia.
We were fortunate to have her one more year. She passed away last June.
I can’t believe it’s been almost a year. I’ve had a few tough moments since then. A friend helped me process the feelings (and dreams) I had after she passed. I came to realize that Granny lives on in me.
Looking back over the last two years of posts (or lack thereof), the first big slow down was when she broke her hip and the second was just before she passed. This has been a season of mourning and reflection.
Now it’s time to blog! Granny was the Original Southern Fried Gal. I’m just a newer version. And with that revelation, I’m excited to relaunch Southern Fried Gal. I can’t wait to share more southern fried shenanigans, door decor. hospitality and more!
Thanks for joining and/or continuing the journey. . .
~Southern Fried Gal
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV