Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Personal Note

"Everyone needs to have access to grandparents...in order to be a full human being."
-- Margaret Mead
Last night my grandfather passed away after a battle with Alzheimer's. He would have turned eighty-five this September. I have written about him twice on this blog, both times on Father's Day. As I said then, my grandfather had his faults, but he was and will always be the father of my childhood who never let me down.


Without my grandparents, I would not be the person I am today. It has been a tough day, but as so many with loved ones battling Alzheimer's know, it has been a long goodbye.

2 comments:

Serephin said...

So very sorry for your loss, Tara.

Tara A. Rowe said...

Thank you.