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http://soulrunners.blogspot.ca/2012/05/nonno.html

bloggity blog time. This one isn't about running at all. It is about losing an unlikely loved one and the extra disappointments along the way.

  • Rob B.
    Rob B.

    That was incredibly moving Steve. I really appreciate your taking the time to share it. Respect.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Heather
    Heather

    Thanks for making me boo hoo at work.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Steve
    Steve

    I almost cried typing it out, Heather.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Heather
    Heather

    Stupid allergies, making my eyes tear up like this.

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Erin D.
    Erin D.

    You will use your stuff to make Nonno and Nonna proud. The others might not. It's stuff, just stuff, and it can be very hard to look at it like that, but do try. Beautiful post, Steve. I'm happy for you that you were able to befriend Nonno...what a special time for all of you!

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Steve
    Steve

    Thanks everyone. Erin... I know it. I never worry about stuff. I just feel so disappointed in people when they put monetary gain and possessions ahead of all else.

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Karen A.

    Oh, I love that you got the horseshoe: something that didn't seem like a big deal but was so precious. Thanks for sharing.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Sama
    Sama

    I'm so moved. Thanks for sharing that. I know exactly how you feel at how selfish and fractured a family can become when someone dies. It was like that with my grandparents, too, and I found it despicable and heartbreaking.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Tom M.
    Tom M.

    Thanks for sharing your soul...Soul Runner, enjoy your day my friend!!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Leah

    Touches my heart - just no words - just that you are the salt of the earth my friend ......

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Brian
    Brian

    Good stuff Steve.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Steve P.
    Steve P.

    darn it kind of dusty in here gotta get that dirt out of my eyes.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Hill
    Hill

    You made him proud I'm sure Steve. Went through the same thing with my family when my grandma died. They had the entire house cleared out and everything gone two days after she died. All I wanted was a cookbook that held special memories but it was already gone. :(

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Steve
    Steve

    Heather, that is such a drag. I am sorry to hear that...hopefully it eventually winds up in your hands.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Hill
    Hill

    Thanks Steve! Love that you got the horseshoe. That's so cool.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Bob D
    Bob D

    Amazing post Steve, thanks for putting it out there.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jenny B.
    Jenny B.

    As always, great read. Thanks for opening up about your best friend. We can learn so much from others that have experienced life. Love your daughter's old soul. Getting it out does help. Fractured families are everywhere. Sounds like you do everything you can to make sure your's stays STRONG.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer M.

    There are people we are fortunate to have in our lives, and it sounds like you have found a few...despite the odds. Thanks for sharing.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • June S.
    June S.

    My condolences on your loss; You have a lot of good memories though.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Becky M
    Becky M

    you are a fantastic writer Steve. You speak from your heart and soul as I have said many times before.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    this was a truly excellent article and brought tears to my eyes. Good job, Steve. Your grandfather probably knew -- old people are smart, so don't feel too badly.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person