Last weekend we visited Southern California for a celebration for my Grandparents' 65th wedding anniversary. A huge thank you to my relatives who hosted the dinner. It was a joyous celebration.
I am filled with admiration for my Grandparents, and have great memories of our times together. When we were young we loved going to their house for family dinners. My Grandmother is an excellent cook, and my Grandfather tells great stories, and knows how to entertain kids better than anyone I’ve ever known.
When the adults were doing their after-dinner sit and talk, Grandpa seemed perfectly happy to steal off with the kids to play in the attic. Their house is a grandkid’s dream. In the attic there is a real stage, with a backstage room filled with mysterious objects and trunks full of lacy garments. Other grand-kid-friendly amenities include a ping-pong/pool table and a forbidden perilous spiral staircase fraught with history of maiming injury that leads up to a circular tower room. We loved exploring, playing, and spending time with them there.
My Grandparents each have numerous unique talents and taught us many things. Much will be written (and has) about their lives. It is an honor to be a part of their legacy. Congratulations for reaching this rare milestone Grandma and Grandpa!