Rest in Peace Elvira

This is the last photo I have of my grandmother, taken less than a month ago on the 26th of December 2012. My father is showing her his new smart phone, discussing how young people are constantly using them these days.

Elvira (or “iaia” as we all called her) passed away yesterday evening at 21:45, surrounded by family at the hospital in Calella. My dad texted me yesterday telling me that she was at the hospital and that it wasn’t good, and just this morning he called me with the heartbreaking news. Elvira’s house was the gathering point of all the family, and she was the energetic and hospitable lady of that house. I always felt at home there, and enjoyed listening to the everyday conversations that she had with my father, uncles, aunts and cousins. She always had something to say, and despite her age, she was as lively and curious as can be. She would often play “Sardana” on the radio, filling the living room with joyful melodies, as she sat in her chair reading “El Punt”. Her children would come and go throughout the day, always keeping her company. My grandmother was truly a loved person, and it will not be the same without her, but at least her spirit will live on in the hearts of all of us. Rest in peace iaia.

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