Speaking of things close to my heart, a few months back I started a blog called, Checking the Rear View Mirror and as I like to do, I'm telling stories.
It occurred to me that I'm an "old lady" in the eyes of my grandsons. I came to this conclusion out of my experience with my grandmother, Fanny, who was just a bit older than I when she died. I adored her and loved being with her; she was different than anyone else I knew in part because she was so old. Kinda like Moses' first cousin if only he'd been Italian.
She was only 70 when she died and I was 12 years old.
I decided to write stories nearly exclusively about my childhood and family of origin. My hope is one day the boys will be able to create a visual of Gramma when she wasn't quite as wrinkly, and peek at the world as it was before they were born, a world that's difficult even for me to find today. There they will learn about the people they see in photographs around my house, including their grandfather who died when their father was only a boy. The tales will largely be day-to-day interactions that have stayed with me, and along the way shaped me.
There will be no more additions to Random. Between One Bite At a Time and Checking the Rear View Mirror, we'd all have blog-fatigue were I to continue. I'll be lifting some posts from here and adding them to Rear View Mirror if they meet inclusion criteria, so now and again you might have a feeling of deja vu.
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Meanwhile, I know there have been some electronic misfires and you've received duplicates of Random blog posts from long ago. I don't know why. I'm attempting to get to the root cause and I apologize for spamming you.
Thank you for your support at Blogger over these many years. Your comments and feedback were a contribution of insights, laughs, love, and enthusiasm for Random, my first attempt at blogging that began eight years ago.
In case you're interested, the blog post that has thus far received the most views is Baseball Like Life, with 3,000+ reads. It was written during the San Francisco Giants October 2012 pennant drive, a year they also won the World Series. If you know how much I love baseball, you can imagine how the popularity of this post tickles me.
Hope to see you around the blogging campus, and again, thank you for your support.