People like George Washington and Lizzie Borden are remembered because of the memorable things they did and the lessons their lives taught. George taught us to be courageous, Lizzie that anyone can snap when forced to eat mutton too many days in a row. My grandparents, and probably yours, weren’t famous and don’t have their own Wikipedia pages. Still, they did memorable things.
My grandmother loved to crochet and make quilt tops. And she kept in touch with everyone in the family via snail mail. She was a devoted Christian and loved people regardless of their shortcomings.
My grandfather was principled. He was honest and when he shook a man’s hand, he took it as a contract. He was a tenant farmer and treated each farm he worked as if it was his own. He loved early professional wrestling; his favorite was Gorgeous George.
In a few generations there will be no one left who personally knew my grandparents, or yours, probably. Let’s keep them alive by passing their stories along to our kids and grandkids. Comment and tell me something about your grandparents.
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