My nieces grandmother (on her mothers side) and I used to be close friends, then we drifted (for no particular reason
changes in both our lives). We havent seen each other in a few years, but always exchange birthday wishes and usually also touch base sometime during the holidays.
I was recently talking to niece (who is in her early 20s) and I asked how her grandma was doing. Niece said that grandma lost her job a couple of months ago. She had been with the company 12 yrs. and always seemed very happy there.
Grandma doesnt know if it was a firing or a layoff, but they gave some story about reorganizing and let her go. She decided it was time to retire anyway.
I just said Oh, thats a surprise. Sorry to hear it.
My question: Her (grandmas) birthday is coming up. I was thinking of sending a card like we usually do. But should I enclose a note or maybe call her and say sorry about the job loss
.? It sounds like shes doing fine, and I dont want grandma to think niece and I have been gossiping about her. So, maybe mentioning the job loss isnt a good idea?