|They never would have imagined their pins would secure clothes to a line 12,000 miles away under a palm tree...|
I absolutely adored my two grandmothers..they were so different and yet, each helped to mold me into the person I now have become. Joyce Violin Desmond Laher Martin and Cora Hazel Cooper Gorham were my grandmothers. They taught me how to laugh, how to cry, how to love, how to forgive, how to be tolerant, how to talk softly, how to dance, how to study, how to win games, how to lose games, when to speak and when to listen, how to hug, how to dust, how to vacuum, how to make lumpy pudding, Gravyard beefsteak, baking powder biscuits, Dobish Torte, homemade ice cream, tapioca, fried chicken, and the list goes on and on.
I do our laundry a couple of times each week and every time I hang my clothes on the line, I think of my two grandmothers, two of the most important influences for good that I have ever had in my life. I love and miss my grandmothers. I will always miss them but I look forward to the glorious day when we will be reunited in the life to come and I can say to them, 'thank you for all the sacrifices you made in my behalf and I love you forever...'