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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2014-06-17 06:04 am
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Now, I understand

The older I get, the more I understand some of the things my grandmother, Doris Balding Williams, did.

Now, I understand the only-damp-but-not-soiled paper towel lying on the kitchen counter, ready to be used again.

Now, I understand the clotheslines strung up in the garage, and the car parked in the driveway.

Now, I understand the empty boxes of Russell Stovers candies. With me, it's those paper bags with the sturdy handles.

Now, I understand the joy of moving slowly through the garden making new discoveries every day. And sharing them with others.

Now, I understand leaving the sewing machine up. All the time.

Grandma Dee, it took me a half century, but now I understand.
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Doris Balding Williams, in her garden in 1972


(Anonymous) 2014-06-17 04:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I really enjoy this and relate! I hope grandparents know the impact they have might be greatest decades down the line.

didn't mean to do comment anonymously

(Anonymous) 2014-06-17 04:27 pm (UTC)(link)
The comment was from me, Cristi Broach Hendry

(Anonymous) 2014-06-22 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
It's amazing how time and age give us so much perspective, isn't it?!
Nancy from My Ancestors and Me