Two years ago today I posted a brief memoir in honor of what would have been my Grandpa’s 100th birthday. It was uplifting to go back and re-read what I wrote then — something that seldom happens with the many things I write here.
I wouldn’t change anything, except to add an update. Thanks to my brother’s experimentation, I now have a recipe for popcorn that very nearly resembles Grandpa’s very special, almost-world-famous concoction. In the past week I’ve made myself a few batches — even ate one batch while watching one of the World Series games. Good memories of good times nearly brought to life.
While I won’t be undertaking another series on gratitude this November, I’m still thankful for the legacy of my grandparents.
Remember: Don’t take for granted those you love. I can only begin to imagine the pain many are going through today whose loved ones were massacred in Fort Hood, Texas. If you are so moved and want to be a blessing and chip in some help in their time of need, Soldiers Angels is a great organization to give through.