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Missing Relatives at the Holidays

The holidays are a special time of year for many people, but it is also a difficult time.This is a special time to gather with family and friends to celebrate.It’s also a time when we miss our loved ones who have passed away.I’ve been talking about my grandma, granddad and Uncle Roger nonstop these past few weeks.I realized today that it’s probably because I miss them so much and especially this time of year.
My grandmother was not a sweet old lady.She also wasn’t Madea (however, she did have a pistol).She was one of a kind and I loved her very much.She was my ace.She was my best friend.We had special things we would do together.At Christmas time she would store all of her gifts in her closet and then that one special day, she would bring them out and I would wrap them for her.We would sit on her bed and talk for hours.She would tell me stories of her childhood and also report the latest family drama.I can smell her Salem 100’s right now.We would sit there and eat the boxes of chocolat…