Photo of the author’s own Grandmother
“Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while but our hearts forever.“ — Anonymous
My late grandmother was the gentlest, sweetest, dearest lady you could ever meet. I will always be grateful that I had so many years to get to know such a kind soul.
I can still picture her vividly in my mind. Plump and pretty with long gray strands in a messy bun on the back of her head.
She was forever draped in simple cotton saris, preferring to wear silk saris only for outings and special occasions.
“A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life.” — Dr. James Dobson
Where have you departed to?
I can still feel your presence in every room of the house that you called home for the last thirty-odd years of your life. Your very being permeates every nook and cranny of your former home.
I fully appreciate why Mom feels so at peace here, as it feels as if your spirit is still very much alive and well. It is almost as if you are still with us and never left.
Cash on ceiling, let it rain!
We stopped for a quick bite to eat at this charming little pizza place on our travels in the Texas Hill Country. The pizza was delicious. However, what left us in awe were the dollar bills as decor taped to the ceiling of the restaurant. I had never seen anything like it in my life, so I had to snap a picture.
Thanks to Mary Chang Story Writer for starting this challenge!
I was inspired by this charming story by Kris Bedenian.
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The bounty of different brands on the store shelves is unbelievable.
The diversity of products from all over the world is impressive.
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Wife. Mom of 2. Biochem. and Toxicology M.S. Former Expat in Brazil, France, & Japan. I write about Parenting, Psychology, Personal Growth, Expat Life, & Tech.