My eldest relatives that I got to know were two of my great-grandmothers. Great-Grandma Delilah Fischer was a lady that I would get to see each summer when we would come back to Nebraska to visit family. She always seemed to be very warm and welcoming. I remember going to her house and watching Wheel-of-Fortune with her and hearing stories about how she was still going to dances and driving around town, even into old age. My last memory of her was of a visit that I had with her when she was in a nursing home.
The former Buffalo Bills coach Marv Levy had some great quotes. One of my favorites is:
Where would you rather be than right here, right now?
As one who has always been a fan of history, I have often pondered the question, “What era would I like to have seen?”
On Sunday I went to a funeral for Greg Braun.
Greg was technically my mother’s cousin, but we always called him Uncle Greg. Every summer we would get together with that side of the family. I loved hearing the stories from Greg and his brothers Jim and Bruce. They provided family history and perspectives on my grandparents, my mother, and my aunts and uncles that were unique.