It seems so wrong to even be posting this, but for those of you that know me (especially those lurkers from my past that still follow along for whatever reason) have heard some of my stories about the evil grumpy, angry, old lady that lived next door. Our first couple years here she made our lives (and those of her family) an absolute hell on Earth.
She’d bang on the wall in the middle of the night with a 2×4, waking us out of a dead sleep telling her family (our landlords) that we woke her up. Once late at night while my husband was working, she pushed aside the tree branches blocking our window to yell at him in Spanish (she didn’t speak English), wound up falling down her porch getting a mild concussion, only to tell the doctor that my husband did it. She refused to eat for about three weeks the ONE time our landlords went on vacation (in like 25 years!). She was NOT a happy woman, to say the least. And trust me, there are so, so many more stories I could tell – and many more that I’m sure I have told.
Well, she finally (at 97) passed away and today was her funeral. Lucky for her and especially for her family, it was quick.
I can’t help but be happy for my landlords though. They’ve been through so much caring for this women. She made their lives miserable and they pretty much put everything on hold for twenty or so years. It’s not like you could to them that it’s a good thing the old lady died.
Or so I thought.
I just saw my landlord and his daughter while I was bringing in the laundry from the car. He was all smiles as he said “it’s finally over.” She was telling me how she told the priest how happy she is that she and her parents can all live again. So thankfully, even though death is sad and my landlord lost her mother, knowing that the family can finally move on is wonderful news. And knowing that at least two out of the three people that I know who were really put out by this cranky women are happy, makes me happy (not to mention, we’ll no longer be accused of making noise we never made in the first place!!)
I wonder where their first vacation will be! 😉