my mom’s parents are here. i am really excited to be able to spend time with them. they are an amazing couple that has been married 58 years. i realized in the past week or so that i really don’t know very much about them, and that made very sad almost sick. there is so much to learn from them. my grandpa turns 80 this year. him and Johnnie Belle (: [who I’m named after] have been around the world; i have so much to learn.
tonight my sister, papa, and i went to the snowball place on the “corner” [as my grandpa would say], and we got flavored ice. my grandpa said he remembered being in Jamaica as boy eating these. they only had about three flavors, which is completely different from the 100 or so flavors to choose from now. he got guava, his favorite childhood fruit. oh, and earlier in the day, my grandpa asked if he could take my car out for a minute, and the next time i got in my car, i had a full tank of gas. that was a blessing, especially since my gas light came on as i was rolling into the driveway.
i think i am going to document the stories and things i learn about them on here. it will be more for me, so i won’t forget these things, but i am sure there will be a good story or two.