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Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day!

I'm very lucky to have grown up with great parents and all of my grandparents. In fact, my first grandparent died when I was 37, so I've got some longevity in my genes. My maternal grandfather was crucial in my life. He bought me my first purse (YAY, a lifelong fetish!), he learned that I would not back down easily when he purchased me a dress for kindergarten and I wanted the purple one, not the green one. But we have an ease of nature with each other. Always have.

Once when I was in high school, he took me to a fancy restaurant at the harbor in Half Moon Bay. We got a big dish of Strawberries (big, juicy ones from Watsonville up the coast) and it had dipping sauce of chocolate, brown sugar, etc. Apparently, I had written him a thank you note, and drawn pictures of the strawberries. He told my mom yesterday, it's one of his favorite memories and he keeps the card by his bed because it makes him happy to look at. Isn't that the sweetest story?

IT's one of my favorite memories too, but I had no idea I'd written a card. Why do I tell you this story? Because it's almost Father's Day and have you told your loved one your special memory? Maybe you should. Here's a collection of my grandfather's great grandchildren. We've been blessed no doubt, and this year, my Grandpa will be 95!
posted at 11:42 AM  
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At 1:03 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

He has a lot to be proud of, Kris. May you live as long and as happily.

At 9:56 PM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

I love that story, Kristin!

At 8:50 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

How blessed you are! What a great story.

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Digging for Pearls said...

Love the story! What a blessing!


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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