I was putting up pictures to go with my people up on Ancestors.com when I came across this picture of the recalcitrant brother and my cousin A. standing in front of my grandma’s fireplace.
Though our fireplace lacks the gold insert, everything else about it is the same–those bricks, the white surround, the mirror on top.
It broke my heart and made me happy to realize that’s the source of my deep and abiding love for my fireplace. It reminds me of my grandma.
Let me tell you something that will tell you just about all you need to know about my grandma: A. is wearing my grandma’s wedding dress, to play in, because my grandma delighted in seeing us enjoy it, and she had no desire to see it just kept in a box, unused.
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