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Love Is A Beautiful Thing

I was sixteen years old and spending the afternoon at the mall with my parents and grandparents. I wasn’t one of those kids that was embarrassed to be the youngest in the group. (By thirty years!)

We window shopped, chatted, and I probably held hands at some point with each of my grandparents.

We ate lunch at my grandma and grandpa’s favorite place, Taco Time. We were relaxing on the benches next to the food court when my grandma decided to walk over to the bakery across the wide hall and get some cinnamon rolls.

gramsShe would have been in her late 70’s. I am sure she had on solid colored pleated polyester pants in a pretty pastel with a coordinating button up top with a catchy pattern, topped with a cardigan. I don’t remember every detail, but I know she had on a long necklace, probably beaded, and matching clip-on earrings, because she always did. Her hair and makeup would have looked perfect. She would have had on comfortable, if not bulky, walking shoes with crisp white anklet socks and a medium sized purse with short straps slung over one arm.

Grandpa put his arm around me and gazed ardently at grandma as she walked across the hall and stood in line.

“Isn’t she beautiful,” he whispered.

I don’t think he saw the pastel, the L’Oreal, or the Aqua Net covered curls. He didn’t notice if the purse was alligator skin or vinyl. The necklace was just one of many he had given her.

She turned to wave and gave us one of her magnetic smiles.

Yes. Yes. She was beautiful.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • http://blog.nordquist.org Brett Nordquist

    I’m glad you got around to putting this down in words. I wish I could have met your grandfather and got to know him because he sounds like an amazing man.

  • Lllilacsusanlarsen

    Oh Kim this is so wonderful. I loved your grandmother also. I’m thankful for knowing her and knowing she had such a sweet loving grandaughter like you. Your Heavenly Father is certainly proud of you and knows your heart. I’m glad I happened onto this so I could read such sweet sentiments you have for your grandmother Allsop.

  • Lllilacsusanlarsen

    Oh Kim this is so wonderful. I loved your grandmother also. I’m thankful for knowing her and knowing she had such a sweet loving grandaughter like you. Your Heavenly Father is certainly proud of you and knows your heart. I’m glad I happened onto this so I could read such sweet sentiments you have for your grandmother Allsop.

  • Lllilacsusanlarsen

    Oh Kim this is so wonderful. I loved your grandmother also. I’m thankful for knowing her and knowing she had such a sweet loving grandaughter like you. Your Heavenly Father is certainly proud of you and knows your heart. I’m glad I happened onto this so I could read such sweet sentiments you have for your grandmother Allsop.

  • Lllilacsusanlarsen

    Oh Kim this is so wonderful. I loved your grandmother also. I’m thankful for knowing her and knowing she had such a sweet loving grandaughter like you. Your Heavenly Father is certainly proud of you and knows your heart. I’m glad I happened onto this so I could read such sweet sentiments you have for your grandmother Allsop.

  • Lllilacsusanlarsen

    Oh Kim this is so wonderful. I loved your grandmother also. I’m thankful for knowing her and knowing she had such a sweet loving grandaughter like you. Your Heavenly Father is certainly proud of you and knows your heart. I’m glad I happened onto this so I could read such sweet sentiments you have for your grandmother Allsop.

  • Lllilacsusanlarsen

    Oh Kim this is so wonderful. I loved your grandmother also. I’m thankful for knowing her and knowing she had such a sweet loving grandaughter like you. Your Heavenly Father is certainly proud of you and knows your heart. I’m glad I happened onto this so I could read such sweet sentiments you have for your grandmother Allsop.

  • Lllilacsusanlarsen

    Oh Kim this is so wonderful. I loved your grandmother also. I’m thankful for knowing her and knowing she had such a sweet loving grandaughter like you. Your Heavenly Father is certainly proud of you and knows your heart. I’m glad I happened onto this so I could read such sweet sentiments you have for your grandmother Allsop.

  • Kathleenkesler

    thanks for the reminder of how lucky us lewieite grand kids was and are…

  • Kathleenkesler

    thanks for the reminder of how lucky us lewieite grand kids was and are…

  • Kathleenkesler

    thanks for the reminder of how lucky us lewieite grand kids was and are…

  • Kathleenkesler

    thanks for the reminder of how lucky us lewieite grand kids was and are…

  • Kathleenkesler

    thanks for the reminder of how lucky us lewieite grand kids was and are…

  • Kathleenkesler

    thanks for the reminder of how lucky us lewieite grand kids was and are…

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!

  • Kelleynr

    What a sweet memory!