I am headed to 1515 today.
Do not really want to go.
Have been there too much and want to stay home with this pretty weather.
And yesterday at work was not pretty, as one of my coworkers said,
"one of the top 5 worst days ever".
So I am going to support cousin Fred.
The wife of his and my Dad's first cousin is having a
remembrance of her husband today.
It is at the library from 0930-2:30 pm
Are you kidding me, what are we going to do all that time?
He is not even from this town?
Then I thought.............
His poor wife is 90 years old.
She knows life is drawing to and end.
She loved her husband and is trying to hold on to the
memories of the love of her life.
Baby Edwin and his Mother
His mother died when he was 6.
He and his sister lived with his Grandparents for a while.
Moving around from Grandparents and then to another
town when his father got remarried.
Picture of my Great Grandparents and
My Dad is in the center behind Papa
and Edwin is behind him
- He join the Navy and served in WWIIHe became a Professor of Zoology atSouthern Illinois UniversityHe had a full and meaning full life.I never met himBut I know we sometimes have to holdon to the past with such a tight grasp....so other do not forget who came before them.So, I will leave to go, exhausted and dreading a2 hr drive.But maybe I am going for Mama and Papa,I am sure they were proud of their Grandson.and I am going togive a 90 year widow a chance toshare her husband.Have a great Saturday.