I feel so fortunate to have grown older with my Grandparents, at least Howard and Fran from my Mom’s side of the family. They lived far away in California while I grew up in Illinois. Yet about every other summer my family would take a non-stop road trip for Dad’s two week vacation to visit them. I was always in awe of their having a swimming pool in their Sacramento back yard which they kept at 98° F for the therapeutic benefits. I spent as many hours as possible in the water, finally being almost drug out for some outdoors picnic meal.
When I wasn’t in the pool...
Howard and Fran lived into their 90s and could regularly be seen holding hands. How lucky I was to be in my 40s and still have them in my life. I know that wherever they are, they’re still together.
Sally from The (Mis) Adventures of Karl and Sally has started a new meme where the past is remembered through sharing old family photographs and this is #14. I love the idea and hope you will too. So join the fun by clicking here.