Friday, April 27, 2007

Nana Dorothy Yahr (nee Goldberg) Rest in Peace

Nana Dorothy died today. She was 89. She was one of ten or eleven kids of the Goldberg klan of Pittsburgh, PA. She married Meyer Yahr --one of nine or ten kids-- and gave birth to my mom, my aunt and my uncle.

Nana Dorothy battled depression, on and off, I think for most of her life. She was a great grandmother to my sister and me. During difficult times, she and Poppy Meyer were always there.

Nana Dorothy was an incredible cook and a great story teller. She was extremely short and extremely big busted. When she told me I was gay -- well into her 80s -- she was really almost as accepting as I could have imagined.

She cared, she loved, and ohmygod did she cook. No one on this planet could make a better brisket, turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, cream o wheat, fudge brownies, cookies, cabbage soup, chicken soup...you name it. She made it and she made it great.

I love you Nana Dorothy. Rest in Peace. Shalom, Nana. Send my love to the too many who went before you. God speed.

1 comment:

tykejohnson said...

tis the week for nana passings it seems. hope you're all good.