Share stories about my Grandma – Thomasine Atkinson Nardo


My grandmother spent 86 wonderful years on this earth.  She touched many people and she was moved by others.   Her obituary can be found at

I want people to share any great memories of my grandmother or any funny stories by commenting below. Even if you do not follow my blog, you can register for a username. I ask that you please use your full name. Your email address will not be revealed.  I would love to do this for posterity sake. There are many stories and I am sure we have still not heard about my grandmother.  For example if you worked with her at the courthouse, please share my blog address with others so that they can share their stories as well.



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  1. My grandmas first grand child was me. I had a speech impediment and at the age of three I was proud of my Grandma. Working at the Court House, I was proud to tell anyone who would listen (again I had a speech impediment) : “my gah-ma work at da whorehouse”. Grandma would tell my mouth “Janice, whatever you teach Sammy, teach him the word court house.

    I miss you

    • In times of sadness, these are the stories you need to read. This is hysterical Dr Urick… Made me laugh out loud… Prayers to you and your family. My gram was 93 when she passed and much like you and your gram- we were very very close. Her and my mother shared the same type of relationship your mom and gram did- Keep the memories close – they help keep her spirit alive. Reading about your grams legacy makes makes me realize how you became the very compassionate, caring physician you are today!!!!

  2. It’s so surreal to think she is gone. We’ve been lucky enough to be her neighbor for the past 30 years, and honestly couldn’t think of a more kind woman to live by. We feel so blessed to know the caring, wonderful woman that she was. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all as you grieve. We will miss seeing her beautiful smile here in the neighborhood–it will not be the same without her. In these recent years we were glad to have our grandson get to know her. My little Bryce loved going over to say hello to her, and she always smiled happy that he could say her name clearly at such a young age. May her memory be eternal, and you all find peace and comfort in the coming days. ❤️

  3. Having myself grown up in this neighborhood, I know the value in having wonderful neighbors to be a part of your extended family. From the moment my son came home almost 3 1/2 years ago he’s been blessed to acquaint himself with some of the most special people I’ve ever met. Thomasine was for sure one of them. She would always give him a warm, glowing smile, and from the time he started really repeating things would ask him, “what’s my name” to which he’d reply, “Thomasine!” This would garner him an even bigger smile as she’d say, “he remembers my name!” Well, he still talks about her, and we’ve kept her in our nightly “God Blesses”. Truly heartbroken for you all as you grieve. Our deepest condolences.

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