I’ve mentioned that my father’s parents, whom we called Poppa Ernie and Nanna, were from Sweden. I remember them well. My mother’s family was originally from Germany. Walter and Grace, her parents, died before I was born.
Today Charlotte Digregorio posted a haiku I wrote for Grace, for the Daily Haiku, March 29, 2015 post at her site. Grace enjoyed the arts and crafts. I treasure her needlework pieces and aprons.
Charlotte served as the Midwest coordinator for the Haiku Society Of America for five years. Now she is the Second Vice President for this organization.
I am named for both grandmothers, and my mother called me Ellen Grace. Nice memories.