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Remembering Lola

08.23.2012

One of the memories that stands out in my mind was getting cozy on the sofa bed in the living room and watching Golden Girls.

When my sister was a baby, my dad’s parents, my grandparents, Lolo and Lola, would come over for the weekend. And every Saturday, back when there was still good TV programming on Saturdays, we would watch the line up. I remember watching Golden Girls.

This morning I found out that my Lola passed away last night. She had just turned 84 last week. She lived in the Philippines with my aunt. Thankfully, she passed peacefully in her sleep, joining my Lolo in heaven.

It wasn’t quite the piece of news I expected to receive today.

I kind of feel how Kevin looks in this photo.

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The news of today just reminds me that life is finite. Hug your loved ones tighter and tell them you love them.

I haven’t seen my Lola since she moved back to the Philippines years ago. I had seen photos, I had wished her birthday greetings, but knowing I won’t see her again, makes it all very real. Be sure to tell the important people in your life just how much they mean to you.

 

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  • Reply Rosario-Ayo Maceda Ronquillo 08.23.2012 at 10:51 pm

    Catie, thank you so much for this. Yes, I remember you watching Golden Girls with Lolo and Lola, sitting in the middle….Golden Girls was Lola’s favorite show during that time.

  • Reply Kathleen Burkhalter 08.23.2012 at 11:33 pm

    Beautiful and true.

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