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Grand Old Movies

What a lovely, heartfelt remembrance. Your grandmother sounds like a remarkable woman. I hope you do find a way to get to know more about her. Thanks so much for sharing.

Blake Collier

I appreciate this remembrance. I didn't ever get to know either one of my real grandfathers and have always been interested in finding out more about them. I hope you are able to dig into her life a little and learn more about her. She sounded like she was a witty and beautiful woman. I will be praying for you and your family during this time of loss.


This moved me to tears--for the life of your fascinating grandmother, for you, for my mother in the late stages of Alzheimer's. Family can be so odd and mysterious, things coming to light decades later, disturbing, heartbreaking revelations found only accidentally. I wish I'd asked my mother more about a period in her life never spoken about, a wartime marriage that ended badly, yet a treasure trove of photos and letters I recently found show there was far more to the story. (Isn't there always?) Thank you so much for this, Kim.


This poem brought tears to my eyes. I love that someone loved her enough to write it. I wonder when? Good luck in your quest to find out more.

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