A while ago I wrote a piece here about my mother's mother. (If you want to go and take a look, you can see it here)
And Saturday I wrote a bit here about Día de los Muertos that included pictures of other family members.
Wednesday I had a long conversation with my mother which at one point turned to wondering what my grandmother would have thought about this election. We talked a bit about my grandmother's life and the amazing things she lived through. As we talked, I discovered that there are a lot of stories about my grandmother that my mother doesn't know.
Later in the day I had a conversation with my daughter and shared some of that discussion.
Out of the mouths of our children we are lead to righteousness -- my daughter said "mom, if you don't write it, it will die with you"
Whoa! ok, I've officially been chastised.
So in the next little while I will be sharing some of those stories -- both here and in print with my mother.
Oh yes, and I need to get back to scanning the rest of those old family photos and figuring out how to transcribe about a dozen tapes my aunt made about my dad's family