Friday, October 2, 2015

Granny and me on Good Friday


Oh, how much I still cherish these very close and precious memories. After all of the years, I still remember each Good Friday.

It would be night time and the rest of the family would be off doing their own stuff and Granny and I would be lying quietly in bed. The lights would be off in our room and Granny would start telling me biblical stories, all about what happened to Jesus when he carried his cross up until he was put to death.

I never got tired of listening to Granny's soft voice as she related these stories, year after year. She really enjoyed telling them to me as much as I truly enjoyed listening to her.

Sometimes, our dog Yella would come into our room and lie quietly between our beds and I am sure that she, too, loved listening to Granny. I would hear Yella breathing softly on the floor but more often than not she would drift off to sleep as I would hear her snoring in low and muffled sounds.

Granny would tell her stories for about an hour or so and then she would say goodnight to me and then she, too, would be asleep shortly afterwards.

I would try to stay awake for as long as I could, remembering Granny's stories and thanking God for my wonderful grandparent.

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