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My Final Letter to Grandpa

Dear Grandpa,
I hope this letter finds you well.  Grandma and I have been emailing back and forth over the last few months and she has been recounting your condition to me on a regular basis.  She cares very much for you.
I remember you well.  As I grew up in another part of the country from you I did not see you often, but I do remember the times I did.  My memories always involve you making jokes, laughing, giving us attention and telling us stories.  You seemed to me a man who enjoyed people in general and your wife, grandma, in particular.  I remember, as I got older, having more grown up discussions with you.  During one of those talks, we discussed creative writing.  At the time, I was 17 years old and had gotten a small piece published in a school publication.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that writing short stories was a hobby of yours and, if my memory serves me correctly, you showed me one of your stories which had been published in a journal.
I have heard from my mother …