I am so blessed to be spending her 88th birthday with my maternal grandmother. My sole remaining grandparent and my lifelong entertainment.
Looking at you,
I still hear
Your mother, your daughter and sisters
I can recall summers
Spent at yard sales, full of junk food, laughter and love
Remember your trips to Jersey,
walking you to the corner stores
and introducing you to friends
Can still feel the sun while watching
tea steep on the front porch
As my nose filled with the scent of
Gardenia and Magnolia
These memories assail me every day
And I am grateful for every one.