Friday, September 15, 2006
A sweet memory
I took Brandon and Austin to Walmart this evening to buy them some t-shirts. On the way home the boys were making up silly rhymes. All of a sudden I had a memory of myself as a young girl and my family was visiting my dad's Aunt Ada and Uncle Melvin. I was just learning to write simple words at that time and I had written a little poem and showed it to Aunt Ada. I remember her praising it and telling me I was quite the poet and what a good writer I was. I remember how good she made me feel. Looking back I know the poem was such a simple one but I had taken quite a bit of time to write it. The last time I saw Uncle Melvin and Aunt Ada was when Jessica was just about to turn 3 yrs old and was awaiting her second heart surgery (which turned out to be very difficult as Jess suffered many complications). I have a video of her signing and talking and calling Aunt Ada: Aunt Wada. Justen was 5yrs old and he was counting all the way up to 100... he got mixed up about half way through and had to start all over again! LOL! Aunt Ada died quite a few years ago and Uncle Melvin died about a year or so ago. They were such special people and I am glad I had such a sweet memory come back to me. I also remember being very young and calling Aunt Ada "grandma". She would say, "I'm not your grandma, but you can call me grandma.... afterall, I do look like your grandma." And she did. To me,she looked like my Mom's mom, Grandma Horne. Short, kind face and white hair.