I cried in the parking lot of the Brothers Two Restaurant tonight. As my Great-Uncle Earl gave me a big-bear hug, I couldn’t let go. I wanted to keep that moment forever. I wanted time to stop. My Great-Auntie Gladys and I cried.
I noticed as I signed Earl’s guest book at his home that on the very first page of this book were my Mom and Dad’s signatures from a trip they had made out to the Island in 2002. I am so grateful that they made that trip together. And Mom’s remaining family will always remember it! My signature is now in the very same book. I made the journey home to the Island for all of my family.
A meal shared, good stories, laughs and memories brought us close to one another. I will carry these Islanders in my heart.