I was lucky enough to know my Grandparents as I grew to adulthood and they were still alive while I was an adult.
I am a bit saddened that although they were alive, I lived at a distance so didn’t have a chance to chat much with them one-on-one. There was some story telling of their past, but I only was able to talk to one of my grandfathers one-on-one.
I heard a few stories and things I didn’t know about him. During family gatherings he often told stories from his life, but speaking one-on-one was a bit different.
I’m not here to regale you with his stories, but to bring up the point that it is important to cherish the time we have to talk with folk like our parents and grandparents. We can learn a lot and it is just another way to retain family heritage, and heritage in general.