Saturday, May 19, 2012

In Memory

My Dad's Uncle died last Sunday.  I didn't know him very well, but I used to see him at the yearly family reunions. My Dad has been gone for almost 20 years--so hard to believe.  I have two Great Aunts left.  That generation is almost gone.  My Dad had one sister and she died several years ago. I can be a very outgoing, friendly person.  I don't have a hard time making conversation--most of the time. Somehow, I was always backward when we were around the extended family. I always went to the reunions, but I sat and visited with the people I knew well and never got to know the ones that I didn't see regularly.   I've always been interested in genealogy so I have made an effort the last few years to get to know more of the family.  Plus, somehow I feel like I am "representing" my Grandparents.  My brother lives away and my Aunt's three boys never come around, so I go to as many family events as possible to stand up for George and Lucy.  I put flowers on their graves.   I tell my kids about them.  I don't want them forgotten.

1 comment:

the dogs' mother said...

Know the feeling. Pretty soon it will us as the older generation!