May 30, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story behind a memorial. Is it a structure, plaque, or something else? What does it seek to remind those who view it? Go where the prompt leads!
A faded sepia print in an old-fashioned silver frame is all that I have of my paternal grandmother.
Her eyes, much like those of my father and mine are serious in a face devoid of any makeup. The frame sits on a table in the family room where I often look at it. I remember her, if not with affection, but with admiration.
She looked after us siblings, three young children aged 4 – 8 when my mom passed away. I’m sure we must’ve taxed her patience to the limit but she was always fair.
May she rest in peace.
Word count; 99
Written in response to Carrot ranch’s prompt- In memory of, hosted by Charli Mills