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WHAT AM I THANKFUL FOR? MY GRANDMA, MY FRIEND AND MY MENTOR. THANK YOU LORD

posted at 11/13/2010 9:06 AM EST
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BEING SO CLOSE TO THANKSGIVING I ALWAYS THINK WHAT I'AM GRATEFUL FOR EACH YEAR.IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE SAME,MY PARENTS,MY CAREER AND MY GRANDPARENTS.ESPECIALLY MY DEAR GRANDMA.SOPHIA HAS BEEN TAKING CARE OF ME MY ENTIRE LIFE. MY PARENTS WORKED, MY GRANDPARENTS LIVED WITH US.A GENERATION OF FAMILY IN ONE HOME.
 STARTING AT THE AGE OF THREE SHE SAT ME ON THE COUNTER TEACHING ME TO COOK, TO BAKE, EVEN TO SEW.SHE IS AN AMAZING WOMAN.SHE TAUGHT ME TO COOK BY TASTE, SMELL NOT BY A RECIPE.YOU WOULD KNOW IT WAS RIGHT.ALSO A HEFTY DOSE OF LOVE.EVERYTHING SHE MADE WAS WONDERFUL.WHILE WE WERE COOKING MY GRAND POPPA WAS IN THE GARDEN,THE MAN HAS A GREEN THUMB,HE COULD GROW ANYTHING.WE USED IT ALL IN THE KITCHEN, CANNING, GIVING SOME TO NEIGHBORS. THEY WERE WONDERFUL ROLE MODELS.
 I ASKED MY GRANDMA FOR RECIPES SHE WOULD ALWAYS SMILE AT ME.SAYING " YOU HAVE THEM IN YOUR HEART" I WOULD REMEMBER HER WRITING ON FADED YELLOW PAPER EACH DAY. PUTTING THEM IN HER SECRET DRAW.I ASKED HER ABOUT HER DRAW WHEN I WAS A TEEN.SHE SAID "IT IS MY SECRET, MY PRIVATE DRAW.SOME DAY I WILL SHOW YOU". I NEVER ASKED AGAIN I RESPECTED HER SECRET DRAW.NO ONE TOUCHED IT.WE SPENT HOURS A DAY OVER THE YEARS IN THE KITCHEN.SHE MADE ME THE MAN I'AM TODAY. A CHEF,HAPPY AND THANKFUL FOR MY LIFE.MY GRANDMA IS IN A HOME FOR THE ELDERS RIGHT NOW.SHE HURT HERSELF. IT IS HARD TO KEEP HER STILL, REAL HARD.SHE WANTS TO BE HOME, HELPING.SHE ASKED ME TO GO INTO HER SECRAT DRAW TO BRING HER THE OLD BOX TO HER, I DID, I TOOK IT TO HER.SHE HELD IT ON HER LAP AND TOLD ME IT WAS YEARS OF MEMORIES.SHE HAD WRITTEN AN ENTRY EACH DAY ABOUT ALL WE DID.WE TALKED.I TALKED TO MY FIANCE,WE WILL BE MARRIED AT MY PARENTS/ GRANDPARENTS HOME ON THANKSGIVING.MY GRANDMA WILL BE ALLOWED TO COME HOME FOR THE DAY.SOPHIA SAID SOMEDAY THE SECRET DRAW AND EVERYTHING INSIDE WILL BE MINE TO KEEP.I GUESS SHE IS TRYING TO TELL ME SHE WILL NOT BE AROUND FOR EVER.I THINK SHE IS OVER 90, I KNOW SHE IS, SHE WILL DENY IT.SHE WOULD SAY" DO I LOOK LIKE I'AM 90?". SHE DOES NOT.SHE LOOKS THE SAME AS THE FIRST DAY SHE START TO TEACH ME TO COOK, TO BECOMING A MAN.I'AM THANKFUL TO MY GRANDMA SOPHIA,SHE IS MY FRIEND AND MY MENTOR.HERE'S TO YOU GRANDMAMA....I LOVE YOU MUCH, YOU TOO GRAND POPS.MY PARENTS AND MY BEAUTIFUL FIANCÉE. SHE HAS A KIND LOVING HEART LIKE MY GRANDMA.....TELL THE PEOPLE YOU ARE THANKFUL TODAY.......TELL THEM......LIFE IS SHORT.....HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL.

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posted at 11/13/2010 10:06 AM EST
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She sounds wonderful Gus. You always write about her with such love.It is very sweet.What a nice/sweet/ wonderful story.I really needed to read this after the week I'am having.Good luck on your wedding day.I think it will be grand, a special day,with special people.I hope you all have a super day.Nice Gus.I love the secret draw,what a special gift.God bless your grandma Sophia and all your family.She must be so proud of you Gus.

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posted at 11/13/2010 12:16 PM EST
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Very Nice! Thanks for the reminder, life really is short.

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posted at 11/13/2010 2:21 PM EST
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Gus B; What a lovely story.Best of all life has to offer to you & your soon to be wife


In Response to WHAT AM I THANKFUL FOR? MY GRANDMA, MY FRIEND AND MY MENTOR. THANK YOU LORD:
BEING SO CLOSE TO THANKSGIVING I ALWAYS THINK WHAT I'AM GRATEFUL FOR EACH YEAR.IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE SAME,MY PARENTS,MY CAREER AND MY GRANDPARENTS.ESPECIALLY MY DEAR GRANDMA.SOPHIA HAS BEEN TAKING CARE OF ME MY ENTIRE LIFE. MY PARENTS WORKED, MY GRANDPARENTS LIVED WITH US.A GENERATION OF FAMILY IN ONE HOME.  STARTING AT THE AGE OF THREE SHE SAT ME ON THE COUNTER TEACHING ME TO COOK, TO BAKE, EVEN TO SEW.SHE IS AN AMAZING WOMAN.SHE TAUGHT ME TO COOK BY TASTE, SMELL NOT BY A RECIPE.YOU WOULD KNOW IT WAS RIGHT.ALSO A HEFTY DOSE OF LOVE.EVERYTHING SHE MADE WAS WONDERFUL.WHILE WE WERE COOKING MY GRAND POPPA WAS IN THE GARDEN,THE MAN HAS A GREEN THUMB,HE COULD GROW ANYTHING.WE USED IT ALL IN THE KITCHEN, CANNING, GIVING SOME TO NEIGHBORS. THEY WERE WONDERFUL ROLE MODELS.  I ASKED MY GRANDMA FOR RECIPES SHE WOULD ALWAYS SMILE AT ME.SAYING " YOU HAVE THEM IN YOUR HEART" I WOULD REMEMBER HER WRITING ON FADED YELLOW PAPER EACH DAY. PUTTING THEM IN HER SECRET DRAW.I ASKED HER ABOUT HER DRAW WHEN I WAS A TEEN.SHE SAID "IT IS MY SECRET, MY PRIVATE DRAW.SOME DAY I WILL SHOW YOU". I NEVER ASKED AGAIN I RESPECTED HER SECRET DRAW.NO ONE TOUCHED IT.WE SPENT HOURS A DAY OVER THE YEARS IN THE KITCHEN.SHE MADE ME THE MAN I'AM TODAY. A CHEF,HAPPY AND THANKFUL FOR MY LIFE.MY GRANDMA IS IN A HOME FOR THE ELDERS RIGHT NOW.SHE HURT HERSELF. IT IS HARD TO KEEP HER STILL, REAL HARD.SHE WANTS TO BE HOME, HELPING.SHE ASKED ME TO GO INTO HER SECRAT DRAW TO BRING HER THE OLD BOX TO HER, I DID, I TOOK IT TO HER.SHE HELD IT ON HER LAP AND TOLD ME IT WAS YEARS OF MEMORIES.SHE HAD WRITTEN AN ENTRY EACH DAY ABOUT ALL WE DID.WE TALKED.I TALKED TO MY FIANCE,WE WILL BE MARRIED AT MY PARENTS/ GRANDPARENTS HOME ON THANKSGIVING.MY GRANDMA WILL BE ALLOWED TO COME HOME FOR THE DAY.SOPHIA SAID SOMEDAY THE SECRET DRAW AND EVERYTHING INSIDE WILL BE MINE TO KEEP.I GUESS SHE IS TRYING TO TELL ME SHE WILL NOT BE AROUND FOR EVER.I THINK SHE IS OVER 90, I KNOW SHE IS, SHE WILL DENY IT.SHE WOULD SAY" DO I LOOK LIKE I'AM 90?". SHE DOES NOT.SHE LOOKS THE SAME AS THE FIRST DAY SHE START TO TEACH ME TO COOK, TO BECOMING A MAN.I'AM THANKFUL TO MY GRANDMA SOPHIA,SHE IS MY FRIEND AND MY MENTOR.HERE'S TO YOU GRANDMAMA....I LOVE YOU MUCH, YOU TOO GRAND POPS.MY PARENTS AND MY BEAUTIFUL FIANCÉE. SHE HAS A KIND LOVING HEART LIKE MY GRANDMA.....TELL THE PEOPLE YOU ARE THANKFUL TODAY.......TELL THEM......LIFE IS SHORT.....HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL.
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Re: WHAT AM I THANKFUL FOR? MY GRANDMA, MY FRIEND AND MY MENTOR. THANK YOU LORD

posted at 11/13/2010 3:12 PM EST
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GUS,
  Good to hear from you.Very nice story,you should let your sweet grandma read this post.She sounds great.Youa are right we should all be thankful, you are blessed.Good luck to you and your future wife.It shall be a great day.

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posted at 11/13/2010 6:50 PM EST
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Bless your big heart Gus --- you're a fortunate man.

Re: WHAT AM I THANKFUL FOR? MY GRANDMA, MY FRIEND AND MY MENTOR. THANK YOU LORD

posted at 11/13/2010 10:40 PM EST
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Gus, what a touching tribute to your beloved grandma! It brought tears to my eyes. She sounds like a very special lady indeed! I know you mentioned her many times in your posts. I really enjoyed reading this one especially. Best wishes and congratulations to you and your fiance! Both of you enjoy a wonderful wedding day!!! God bless you both and your entire families! Happy Thanksgiving! This will be one you will always remember!!

Re: WHAT AM I THANKFUL FOR? MY GRANDMA, MY FRIEND AND MY MENTOR. THANK YOU LORD

posted at 11/14/2010 5:05 AM EST
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Wow!  You were blessed to have a grandma like that.  What memories you have!

Re: WHAT AM I THANKFUL FOR? MY GRANDMA, MY FRIEND AND MY MENTOR. THANK YOU LORD

posted at 11/14/2010 7:47 AM EST
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I am thankful for my grandma as well. I am "translating" all her diaries and I just finished 1938-1940. She kept detailed accounts of every thing she baked, cooked or took to family get togethers!  I also learned that they mailed...yes, mailed....butter! I am so thankfult that grandma kept a diary and that I am able to read about just how special a woman she was 70+ years ago.

Re: WHAT AM I THANKFUL FOR? MY GRANDMA, MY FRIEND AND MY MENTOR. THANK YOU LORD

posted at 11/14/2010 2:06 PM EST
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My old pepere kept journals his entire life.When he died my dad got them.My pepleft a note saying he blacked out somethings not to offend anyone.He did it on his death bed. My dad said there was only one sentenced out of all the books.My dad told me about the history.When my dad died his mom wanted them back to distroy.Not sure why.He kept records of everything.Family history.

Re: WHAT AM I THANKFUL FOR? MY GRANDMA, MY FRIEND AND MY MENTOR. THANK YOU LORD

posted at 11/14/2010 4:36 PM EST
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It's neat to read old journals and diaries like that. My grandfather and my great aunt also kept them and they are very interesting to read. They kept track of what they did day to day, the weather, and many other things.

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posted at 11/16/2010 4:26 PM EST
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GUS,
T HAVE TO TELL YOU AGAIN, THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO YOUR GRANDMA....SO MUCH LOVE ALL AROUND...NICE STORY GUS. I KNOW SHE IS PROUD OF YOU. YOUR FIANCEE IS LUCKTY TO HAVE YOU... YOUR A GOOD MAN

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posted at 11/22/2010 11:52 AM EST
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Gus,
   Getting married soon.Good luck to you and your furture wife.Best of Luck. Hope your grandma is doing better.It should turn out to be a wonderful day for you.You have much to be grateful for my friend.

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posted at 11/22/2010 12:12 PM EST
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Gus what a beautiful story, your grandmom sounds amazing. I am thankful for my family for my friends and for all that God has bestowed upon me. Am thankful He never deserted me and was always there for me. Am thankful for Jesus for dying on the cross for us so that we may have eternal life. God has been good a loving Father, sure the road was rough with many pitfalls but with Him beside me I made it and will continue to make it till He calls me home. God bless you all here.

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posted at 11/22/2010 12:57 PM EST
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Thank you Sharon, preston everyone else for the well wishes.wedding is going well.we have family coming in from italy, ireland and canada.my grandma is excited, we all are..i'am nervous, i got much to do..i'am very thankful to the people in my life, for my life

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posted at 11/22/2010 7:29 PM EST
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COMING SOON THE WEDDING DAY GUS.......CONGRTAS TO YOU......BEST WISHES ALL AROUND. SOUNDS LIKE IT WILL BE GREAT....GLAD TO HERE GRANDMA IS HOME IN THE KITCHEN WITH YOU MAN......HERE'S TO A HAPPY AND A HEALTHY LIFE...CHEERS MAN

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posted at 11/22/2010 7:38 PM EST
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Congrats again, Gus!! Natural to be nervous before your wedding but things will go great!! You'll have a perfectly beautiful day...one to always remember and treasure!! Glad grandma is doing better....I can imagine her excitement! Can't wait to hear all about the wedding! Best wishes to you both!!

Sharon, Amen to all you said!! Without the Lord beside me I could not have made it through many rough times in my life!! He's always there, never deserted me! God bless you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! No matter how many things go wrong, there's always something to be thankful for....even if just the breath we breathe!

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posted at 11/23/2010 11:44 AM EST
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I'am so happy and excited for you gus..........this is great news. so happy to hear your dear grandma is doing so well...nice you two are back in the kitchen, all your happy memories, beautiful memories.....good luck to all of you....you do have much to be grateful/ thankful for gus....your a lucky man........we want details....send our love to your grandma.

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posted at 11/24/2010 9:59 AM EST
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Gus, you are a fortunate man,you are blessed to have your Grandma.I only knew my Paternal Grandma and only till I was five.Treasure her and her wealth of knowledge,learn from her and pass it on to your children.God bless you and your family.

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posted at 11/24/2010 6:00 PM EST
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Tomorrow's the big day, Gus!! God bless you and your fiance, grandma, and the whole family! Can't wait to hear all the details of the wedding! Much love to grandma, too, and let her know we are all glad she's home again.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!

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