This week’s prompt is “Who Do You Miss?”
- People who live elsewhere and that we will not see over the festive seasons
- People that have passed away.
- Who do you miss?
- Why do you miss them?
People who have passed away that I miss:
My mother. I miss being able to pick up the phone and ask for her advice. I miss playing games with her such as Scrabble, Gin Rummy, and Categories. I miss her big pot of vegetable (actually she called it ‘refrigerator’) soup that she would cook all day on the back of the stove. It was so good on a good winter day.
My grandmother, Nana. I miss her reading stories to us, singing to us as we washed dishes, and the candy jar on her desk. I miss the new pajamas every Christmas that we opened on Christmas Eve. I miss lighting votive candles in church with her and putting pennies and nickels in the poor box.
My dad. I miss going to football and baseball games with him. Of course I never got interested in football when he switched teams from Oakland Raiders to the San Francisco 49ers. But we still had the San Francisco Giants in common. I miss sitting around the backyard in the afternoon and evening just talking and having drinks. I miss the big house where the whole family could easily fit together for a holiday meal.
My grandmother, Mam-ma. I miss her southern accent and the twinkle in her eye. I miss hearing the stories of the old days in Texas on the farm before she married. I miss the Christmas cookies she spent a month baking that were all so delicious. We all fought over the peanut butter balls. I miss the special lunches we would have on our birthday.
But I have wonderful memories of them and so glad I was able to spend as much time with them as I did.
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