-Grandma asking all the kids about school and their music and sports and travels;
This list could go on and on and I've recently realized the huge impact Grandma made on her posterity by working hard to put a meal together for the whole family every Sunday. The grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, parents, and children of the family had the opportunity to mingle, chat, share stories and advice, laugh, joke, cook, help, play, and catch-up weekly. I'm so grateful for the closeness and love I share with my extended family because of these opportunities that my amazing great-grandma gave us. I'll miss her and the wonderful times of my life that she made possible.
Grandma and me, Christmas Eve 2006.