“But I still didn’t know what to say. What do you say when it feels like you’ve come to the end of a really great book and there’s no more chapters, but you want it to go on forever?” (from Alvin-Ho: Allergic To Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances by Lenore Look)
Today Jon’s family closed a really great book when they buried his grandpa. My husband now has no living grandparents. A couple of weeks ago, one of his cousins sent us all a copy of an interview she had done with Jon’s Grammy for a high school project years ago. It was so sweet to read the story of how Grammy and Grandpa met, the early experiences that shaped her life, her memories of having young children, and her experiences of a changing world. It made me wish that we had similar interviews with all of our grandparents. If you are lucky enough to still have living grandparents, think about asking them to tell you the stories that shaped them and write it down. Share it with your family. Because someday you’ll come to the last chapter. And maybe you’ll wish that book could go on and on.