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    I knew both sets of Grandparents (although my blood paternal Grandfather died when my Dad was 10, so I only knew the step-Great-Grandfather).

    My maternal Great-Grandmother lived in Tacoma, WA.  When she had her final illness in 1936, My mom,  my Grandmother, and I drove to Washington to be with her.  I put a photo of this meeting in an album, calling it, "First Encounter with Death."   This was the Irish Catholic side.

    The paternal side was Finn.  Therefore, I am half Finn, 1/4 Irish, and 1/4 Universal "we are all one" mongrel.  

    I don't know which part to blame for my boredom on the drive to Washington which resulted in my getting sticky, melted caramel candy stuck in my hair.  It had to be cut out, leaving quite a mess.  

    As an only child, I didn't get punished much for this kind of mistake, not that I can remember.

    May we grow, think, and learn to protect and nourish this precious, precious life.

    "The war against Bradley Manning is a war against us all." Chris Hedges

    by dharmasyd on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 04:11:47 PM PDT

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