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MINNESOTA TREASURE

I loved the ebon-walk, past the twinkling houses of Christmas, talking with my grandson- pointing, pondering, spending time. Much better than spending cash, the ka-ching’s in kin-register. With the younger boy, I spent time swinging my arms, like a gorilla, playing an oculus game. “Follow me…follow me,” he says, excited to have me follow him in virtual reality. In a house with windows and doors, food and heat, a heap of extraordinary love. A teen gladly gives up his room, his brother- mostly shares…his. And we play cards like crazy - speed. I watched each come home early. The younger navigating new fallen snow, slowly…the teen scrambling to the door to make sure, we were indeed still there. The parents, wanting for normal, but their kids want that we never leave. Jealous of the ones close by, they imagine we spend more time with them. We do just a bit but not as much as they think. Still all six are in my heart…always…each different…each fills a hole, wholly a treasure, some hidden miles and miles away. 12/1/2022

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Date: 12/6/2022 10:52:00 PM
This is such an honest grandma poem! "The parents, wanting for normal, but their kids want that we never leave." ha!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/7/2022 8:43:00 AM
So true…truth be told. I must be the only “weirdo” that loved to have my parents visit, and loved to spend time with them. ;)
Date: 12/1/2022 11:11:00 PM
Oh Kim what an absolutely beautiful heart touching poem about your family…loved it! Debx
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/2/2022 4:57:00 AM
Thank you, my friend!
Date: 12/1/2022 9:37:00 PM
So pleasant to read this story of a warm and happy time, filled with games, family love and laughter. Happy holidays, Kim. Evelyn
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/2/2022 4:57:00 AM
Happy Holidays, sweet lady! Thank you!
Date: 12/1/2022 9:08:00 PM
Nothing more precious than time spent with family. Hope you had a nice vacation Kim. Tom
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/2/2022 4:56:00 AM
Yes, we had a nice time! Building those precious memories. God bless, dear friend!
Date: 12/1/2022 8:19:00 PM
Just so genuinely sweet and nice, Kim. Nothing beats family, and your poem radiates appreciation. Very, very enjoyable read for me. Thanks, gw
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/2/2022 4:56:00 AM
Thank you so much, Gershon, my friend!