Dear Eva, today was a momentous day in your little life — today you met your Great Nana Drews. And her baby who incidentally, she told you is named Jemima. But like Jemima Puddleduck, not Jemima your aunty. And then there was a Salvation Army brass band who played ‘Band of Salvation’ and of course she couldn’t go back to school when they were done, because she had walked all the way in the puddles and her mary-janes were now wet. But that’s ok because she can whistle. Although she never really could whistle, no matter how hard she tried.
Darling, our dear Nana has dementia. But is she ever the card she always was! She is very proud of you. She sang you ‘Leetle Mister Baggy Britches, I love you…’ and ‘You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray!’. Did her eyes ever light up when she saw you come through the doors! She even held you, although there is no photo of that because I and Grandpa were helping her and Grandma was off chasing your brother at that point.
Great Nana is exceedingly proud of her family. Her legacy. Her prodigy if you will. Eva, she may not remember you the next time she sees you (for she certainly doesn’t remember me…your aunty Vicki however…), but she knows you’re apart of the family and that you belong to her. That seems to be what’s important!