Sunday, October 28, 2007

My thoughts...

What can I say, friends & family? I am a content and happy person. Life is good. I can't complain! How many people can say that?!

Without boring you all to death, I must ramble for a few minutes. About...just things.

Today was a wonderful, lovely day. I woke up this morning and had coffee with Jamie and Grandma Dem (who came over to drop off something.) It was nice (although I'm not a morning person.) I then went to take my suit pants to the tailor for some alterations. After that...well, just the normal Saturday afternoon stuff.

What I really wanted to talk about is Jamie's Grandma, Louise. We went to see her today.

The lady is 89 years old (90 in March, I think) and she is just wonderful. She's the one I told you all about a few months ago - the one who said we needed knick knacks. Well, she's been in and out of the hospital the past few months and I'm sure she's very lonely. We sat with her for a few hours tonight. I took out a bunch of her photographs and we sat there and I watched her reminisce. It really made me SO very happy.

Long story short: she told me she had something to give me. I was curious. She took her walker into her dining room and gave me six antique green-glass finger bowls and two antique salad bowls. (She knows I collect green glass...although, apparently, they don't constitute a knick or a knack.) I was, honestly, very touched. She explained that the finger bowls used to belong to her late husband's (Jamie's Grandfather's) mother and that they were very old and very special. She wanted to give them to me because she knew that I would appreciate them, treasure them, and take care of them. It really meant/means a lot to me!

So...needless to say. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes hoping that this post isn't too boring for you, dear reader. I just had to get that out there. I was touched and very, very moved...

An 89 year old lady giving her "other grandson" (her words, not mine) family heirlooms. Both the sentiment, the "other grandson" thing, and the memories are breathtaking...honestly.

Life is good and I am, for now, speechless.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Joe, how nice! can't wait to see these. If she has any Fenton White Hobnail Milkglass, let me know. Love ... AH, p.s. might see you Wednesday for trick or treat.