Friday, December 21, 2012


My grandpa was a wonderful man. He was an engineer and had a great curiosity about the world around him. His parents helped many families emigrate from Italy to the town in Connecticut where they chose to settle, open a store, and raise their children. My grandpa loved maps, and words, and it is through him that I developed a love of word games and puzzles.

When he died in 2000, I kept a rose from one of the lovely funeral arrangements. It is a treasured keepsake.


  1. Beautiful memories and a beautiful keepsake.

  2. What a lovely testimony, both words and image.

  3. Beautiful memories, beautiful rose...

  4. Brings to mind a favorite quote..."God gave us memories so that we might have roses in Dec" (James Matthew Barrie) Lovely photo.


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