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Topic: Grandparent(s) (04/03/08)
By Shelley Arnett
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But the next call brought all goals for the day to a screeching halt. On the line was an official and commanding voice.
“There’s been an accident,” he explained. “We have your grandmother here and she wants you to come right away.”
Marissa’s assistant looked up from the computer screen just long enough to see her running down the hallway and into the stairwell.
“I’ve probably scared her to death,” Marissa thought. “I’ll have to call her from the cab and explain.”
The cab brought her to the building she had passed a million times. But never in a million years did she dream she would have to be here today-- especially to visit her grandmother. Everything about the place scared her. The unfamiliar sounds, smells, and sights attacked her senses more with every step. She had to find someone in a uniform- someone in charge- and find her grandmother.
She was led to a room at the end of the hall. There was her grandmother-- looking so small and out of place.
“Nanna! Are you alright?”
“Oh- I’m just fine, dear! Thanks for coming!”
“She refused to let us take her to the hospital,” the officer explained. “So—we brought her here to the station so she could file a report. It seems that the suspect tried to take your grandmother’s purse. He didn’t get away with the purse, but she gave him quite the beating with her cane to remember her by.”
Marissa smiled as she remembered that day with her Nanna. Could it be that ten years had passed? It was the day that changed her life. She always knew she’d gotten her courage, drive, and determination from Nanna. But that was the day she realized that she wanted to pass it on. Now her days are still as busy as ever with phone calls and decisions. And as she looks at her children- she knows she has the best view in the city.
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