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January 2018
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My Grandmother Passed Away

My posting will be sporadic this week due to family issues.


Saturday evening I received a phone call telling me that my grandmother had passed away. She was 89 and still self-sufficient for the most part. I will miss her, but I’m glad for the time I had with her. I called every pretty much every week and did so the Sunday before she passed, so I’m glad for that. I had also sent her pictures of the kids a few weeks ago so she saw those as well. Overall she passed quickly and her quality of life was still pretty high. She was an amazing lady and I’m a better person thanks to her.


A few years back I was heading to a family reunion on the other side of my family. I realized that I had a lot of memories of my family that they had probably forgotten or never known about. So I wrote a short book about each of the people in my immediate family. I took pictures representative of things that I associated with them and wrote a few pages about my memories of them. My ultimate goal was that years later, my kids could read the book and know more about their family history.


I sent copies of the book to everyone in it and it was quite the hit. It sparked some nice discussions about the memories I listed there and I am glad that I did it. I would strongly recommend that you write down the memories you have of your various family members. It ensures that little things about them will be remembered forever.