Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Warrior Storyteller

I gave my speech about my grandmother yesterday. It was well received and I move on to the next round. She passed away quietly later that afternoon. She was 90 years old. I am so glad I will be able to honor her memory with this speech, and hopefully later with more writings as well. I made all my writing deadlines finishing my articles. I still have one article left to write this week on the loss of the birth center. I've had a terrible time tracking down the administrator to interview her for the article. I may have to write it without her input. I love the daily discipline of writing (there's my journal, my blog, my blank book I keep in my purse for jotting down thoughts and ideas, there's my poetry, my books, articles, essays and speeches written for the enjoyment or illiteration of others). I find it quite refreshing. Today I give thanks to the written word, and my grandmother who taught me the fine art of telling a story.

5 comments:

Sarah W said...

What a beautiful way to honor your memories of your grandmother, Sherry. Bless her and bless you.

Mimi said...

Oh dear! I'm so sorry she passed away, but glad that she knew how much she was loved. May her Memory be Eternal and love and hugs and prayers during this difficult time.

Laborpayne said...

Thanks Sarah and Mimi,
actually it has been quite pleasant helping to plan the funeral, spending lots of time with my family members, and retelling old family stories. I even dug out some old videos I took of her and my grandfather that I did while interviewing them for a nursing school project (14 years ago). It was a hoot watching it with my parents. The memories are so sweet.

Anonymous said...

So glad you had your grandmother and have her memoty as well as the legacy she passed to you.

Blessings!
Dawn

Anonymous said...

oops!

memory...

I'm typing while nursing one handed on a keyboard with fading letters...