My grandmother passed away today – my father’s mother. I’ve written about her here before, and in the next few weeks I’ll be writing about her some more. Today all I really want to say is how fortunate I’ve been to have all of my grandparents in my life well into my adulthood. She was the last; but I had four wonderful grandparents, and I had a good long time with all of them. My relationship with each one was unique, and I’m so grateful to have had them for so long. I realized today that I have talismans from each one that are special to me – things I wear or use or keep out where I can see them. I’ve been so lucky to know them, and I’m lucky to have them still.