Friday, December 16, 2011
On people past ...
It's that time of the year again. Time to open up the bureau that belonged to my grandfather & grandmother. Time to get out my aging address books. Time to find the aging annual holiday card lists.
Time to write the holiday cards.
Little did I know as I opened up at "A", the first name dropped off the list.
My grandmother, Cecilia "Mimi" Abraham.
That was the beginning.
Through "B", onto "C" - all the way through.
What a harsh realization it was. In some cases, both the husband & wife were gone.
I could not cross through the names. That seemed too harsh. I just left them all there, a timeline for the last 30 years of my life. People who live on in memories.
I shared this with a friend of mine. She said she did not cross out the names. Instead, she would simply write in the date they passed.
Maybe next year ...