On the Twenty-Sixth Day of Christ*&^%$, TiZ reveals to you...
Twenty-six things about the Nana...
She was born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania but moved to Sheepshead Bay when she was 5.
Her parents were 16 and 19 when she was born.
She graduated high school at 16.
She got a perfect score on her Regents.
She attended Hunter until she was old enough to attend nursing school.
The ships carrying sailors coming home from war passed by her hospital. She could hear them as they saw first saw the Statue of Liberty and cheered. She cried every time.
She was very popular and had lots of boyfriends.
She was a much sought after dance partner.
She had five kids.
She really only expected four.
Her longest labor was four hours.
Her shortest labor was two.
When I came around, they decided to induce me because they were pretty sure she was just gonna drop me on the sidewalk.
She had no recollection of the time of my birth. All she could say was, "Dinnertime-ish. I felt terrible because we took the doctor away from a dinner party."
Before I was born she would pound at least 20 cups of coffee a day.
When I knew her it was tea and gum.
She was quite stylish.
She was very opinionated and had little filter on what she felt about you and what came out of her mouth.
Best sitting still hand-holder ever.
She could hold a grudge like no one I knew.
She had an underground sense of humor.
She could stomp you into oblivion on a game of Trivial Pursuit.
Her nickname was minutae mind.
I only remember her crying once when I was a child. That was when her brother died when she was 49...and she felt like an orphan.
She was the only person who recognized exactly how hard I work and have always worked.