Yesterday my mind was roaming back to when I was just a little girl and my relationship with my grandfather. I called him "Gran". I was sitting outside on a bench under the trees on my lunch break. There was a nice breeze hitting my face and I don't know why, but I was reliving the few years I was with him and the relationship we had. It was the most wonderful time and I was feeling the happiness I felt when he sat me on his lap and spoke to me. I could once again feel the love he had for me, and I for him. He would talk to me or sing to me from outside my window at night when I was in bed. He lived next door. Every evening when he arrived home from work he would call me. He'd yell "Cookie I'm home", and I would go running to his open arms. He let me put shaving cream on his face and shave him, without the razor of couse. I painted his fingernails. I'd sit one his lap at the dinner table and he'd feed me cornbread he had dunked in milk.
He was a wonderful, loving, family man who left me when I was very young. But what he left me with was a feeling that I cannot explain. I still carry a little leather change purse he gave me when I was 5 years old, with me at all times. He showed me love, a passion for life and the desire to be good. One thing I know for sure, is that he has always been with me, watching over me and making sure I am alright. He's in my soul. I loved that man with all of my heart, and I always will.
Hi, my name is Joyce. My other names are Mom, Mimi, Mami, Aunt Joyce, Ana Joyce, Joycee, Queenie, and Cookie. I am Irish, Italian, German, and Cherokee Indian. I am a bi-lingual Southern Gal. I love being a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and grandmother, or just a friend. I love cooking and taking pictures. I am a native Miamian. My city is a melting pot of wonderful people from all over the world. I love learning about different cultures. Being bi-lingual in this city is a must. Come into my world and hopefully I will make you smile every now and then. Welcome!! Benvenuto!!Bienvenidos!! Willkommen!! TSI LU GI!!
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.~Lucille Ball
Cherokee Prayer Blessing
May the warm winds of Heaven blow softly upon your house. May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your mocassins make happy tracks in many snows, and may the Rainbow always touch your shoulder.
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