Seven years ago, as of March 30, we put Grandpa Clarence to his final resting place, but he passed away 7 years ago today. I was able to talk to my mom for a while — about an hour or so — tonight in honor of Grandpa Clarence and to get past the grieving process of losing him. I know that Grandpa Clarence has been gone for a while now — 7 years being a lifetime now — I am having difficulty getting past the sadness of losing a fine educator/teacher, mentor, and friend. I have gotten past the first 6 years without him just fine but for some reason this year is a tough one for me. I do not know if it is because I have found it tough to get past the way I was as a teenager and young, in my twenties. The feeling of guilt has come into my mind more than once … maybe that is it.
Grandpa Clarence is resting in peace.