September 22, 1995
This is the finale.
To my children and grandchildren.
You are my world and I am proud of you.
We are continuing with our Creative Writing Class again this year -
and I will be carrying on with these boring pages.
Now we have chosen the subject of "Free Speech" to write on.
I, of course, believe in free speech.
We are a very lucky country founded on freedom.
(read our history)
Everyone has rights and must execute them to the best of their ability.
But, I think this changing world is tiresome!
One should be thoughtful, have patience, and be careful of speech and opinions.
Be considerate of the feelings of other people.
Now that I am old I am so often mistaken,
Please forgive me.
I am thankful to be independent, and thankful to accept favors you can bestow on me.
God Bless you, one and all!
This was written by Emma
Maude Fuller Armbrust,
my beautiful grandmother.
My dad's mother.
She was 85 years old
when she wrote this.
On July 6th, at 100 years old
she left us.
I read her prose as a eulogy.
In her own words you will see who she was.
You will understand why she means so much to us.
She loved us unconditionally,
she taught us to be humble
she taught us to respect others.
Those three values remain in me
I am so blessed.
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