Monday, June 09, 2008

sixty years

Today is my Grandma and Grandpa Holt's sixtieth wedding anniversary. I asked my Grandpa Roly if he had any favorite memories from the last sixty years, and this was his response:

"Oh, well, I got lots of 'em. There were lots of special times and memories. I carried your grandmother down a mountain once-- not a real happy memory, but, well.... I guess it's all the little day to day things that made it special. You work hard at it and you just keep going at it and holding hands. And then after a time, you're not just holding hands, you're holding your heart's delight, and then even the little things like holding hands become special."

I'm sure he was holding Grandma's hand right then. He said goodbye while telling me what a beautiful smile Grandma had.

What an amazing legacy of love from a wonderful marriage of six decades.


Anonymous said...

Awwww, congratulations to your Grandparents. I talked to your Grandpa for a few moments on the phone last week when I called and I could hear the kindness and humor in his voice. Hope you, Sam, and Anna are having a good week!

Susan said...

they are amazing. we had such a lovely quiet time Sunday, sitting in the nursing home room, seeing them surrounded by Ohio friends, celebrating, viewing pix. It was a lovely afternoon.