Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Namesake

"He used to say that we exist as long as somebody remembers us." -Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind

My middle name comes from my mom's mom Lois. I never met her because she died just before I was born. But, I feel lucky to be named after her because if she was anything like my mom and my Aunt Cathy, she must have been a wonderful person. My grandparents met while my grandpa was in the Coast Guard stationed in Washington. She was visiting the states from Canada and I can only imagine their meeting. Maybe during a a night out on the town. Young love. Soon after, they moved to Los Angeles together to start their new life - just a sweet canadian gal and a strong, kind-hearted military man. What a lovely couple! This photo was taken at their Cerritos home in southern California where I visited as a child years after she passed.

1 comment:

  1. Aunt Cathy9:51 PM

    Don't know what made me cry more…the picture or what you wrote. She was wonderful, just like you and your mom are. Wish she were still here. The two of you would have been very close.


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