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R = Respect

Respect your elders…..

3 years ago one of my younger cousins got married. As we were taking the family pictures I decided it was important the “young folk” show some respect for their elder (me). In order to do this I       requested (I actually insisted) they lift me and hold me in such a way that all people would know I was the queen of the clan!

Adam, Allison, Aaron (the groom) and Adrian

Adam, Allison, Aaron (the groom) and Adrian

As you can tell….these youngsters follow directions well.

The A – Z Challenge will run through April. Each day is a different letter and a different photo…I hope you all enjoy!

K – Keepsake

Recently my mom gave me this quilt made by her mother.

Gertrude Carr

Gertrude Carr

My grandmother lived to be 93 years old. I was very fortunate to share an adult relationship with her and my grandfather (he lived to be 92). They were married for 72 years.

George and Gertrude Carr (boy in front) Joe Carr (baby) Barbara Carr - my mom

George and Gertrude Carr
(boy in front) Joe Carr (baby) Barbara Carr – my mom

The last time I saw my grandma (AKA Nanny) she was is a hospice hospital. I had flown to Ohio to spend time with her and grandpa. While I was there I drove grandpa to hospice so we could visit with Nanny. During our drive each day he would tell me stories of days gone by. He was a wonderful story teller.

During one of those stories he told me about the first time he met Nanny. According to grandpa they were 8years and 10 years and Nanny told her friends, “I am going to marry him.”

That afternoon, during our visit, I asked Nanny if Grandpa’s story was true or if he was just pulling my leg. Even though Nanny was somewhat sedated and not totally alert, she looked at me and said, “He was the cutest boy I ever saw.” Needless to say a few tears formed in my eyes.

I have several keepsakes from each of my grandmothers and with each I have happy memories. However, even without the physical reminders, they will forever live in my heart and in my memories.

Handmade quilt by: Nanny Carr

Handmade quilt by: Nanny Carr

Gertrude Carr 1986

Gertrude Carr 1986

The A – Z Challenge will run through April. Each day is a different letter and a different photo…I hope you all enjoy!