My Mom made the most amazing discovery the other day it is about 30 seconds long, but brought us unthinkable joy. My Grandma was a regular on radio programs broadcasted from Moody Radio in Chicago similar to Aunt Theresa’s KYB Club. My Mom said my Grandma’s radio name was, “Little Dottie Sunshine”. Is that sweet or what? You can hear the song, “I’m So Happy” by clicking this link: I’m So Happy
These little snippets from my Grandma’s life are a precious treasure to our family. We have some photos, patched together memories, and little odds and ends like this that make up a part of who my Grandma was. Grandma Blom is still with us, but her mind left us a few years ago, way too soon for someone her age. We’ve got stories to remember her by, and we are thankful for that.
This is a new age in Grand parenting. I am not sure how many Grandparents read my blog, but if you are one, you need to start a blog, or make videos of yourself telling the wonderful and terrible stories from your childhood. We want to hear the whole thing. We want to hear why you are so strong. What made you resilient. What made you stubborn. We want to know these things so we can learn from your greatest victories, and yes, even your greatest failures.
We learn how to live well from those who have gone before us. It’s not too late. Tell your story, no matter how old or young you are. We all have something to learn.