STORIES FROM GRANDPA
By Del Albright
Now that I am well into being a grandpa, I can attest to the fact that I'm glad I listened to my elder family members when I was younger. I learned so much.
Now that is not to say it was all right, or good, or the solution for me. But listening to "grandpa" gave me a perspective in life that at the same time gave me a head start.
The family moments of listening to elders tell stories or offer life lessons are precious. Now I take pride in remembering and telling stories my grandfather really did tell me. Life is about passing along what you know and what you've learned.
Remember and treasure your past -- even if it all was not great, you still learned from it. It helped make you who you are.