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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Grandma Blanche's Memorial

1. My Grandma Blanche. I was able to gather with friends and family today to celebrate and honor the life of my sweet Grandma. I was sad I was unable to go to her funeral in Washington, but the Memorial service that was held in Pleasant Grove Utah today was so nice. I loved reminiscing on the memories we all have of her. She really has left quite a legacy. The memories attached to her that were said today that touched me: service, love, prayers, scripture study, smiles, gardening, chocolate chip cookies, home made jam, companionship, temple and encouragement. Those things were all big parts of what make up my memory of her.

2. Family. I am so blessed to have the family I have.

3. Innocence. Naomi is still so young, but at the funeral she told me a few times that she loved her "grandma" and would point to the picture of my Grandma on the program. After we got home she was telling us that "she died and she's with the fish." (Naomi recently had a gold fish that died after a few weeks, but she really cared about).