Sunday, July 26, 2015
Yesterday was another Lane family reunion in Marion, South Carolina. Of course it's always fun and a great time seeing my family, but this year there was something extra special about our reunion. One of my cousins came up to me towards the beginning and said that she had something for me and that I was not to leave before getting it from her. She caught me as I was standing outside towards the end of the reunion and handed me a old cardboard photo frame folder. Inside it she had added some newspaper obituaries, some memorial service cards, and a picture of her parents. There was one last thing that was what made this folder so special. It was a large 8 x 10 colorized photo of my grandmother, Rhodees Lane. This was the same picture that my father carried in his wallet for as long as I can remember. As far as I know the wallet sized black-and-white picture that he had of this was the only one we had or that I had ever seen. I will tell you that I got very emotional and teary-eyed looking at what has always been one of my favorite pictures of my grandmother. I was so thrilled that my cousin found it and thought of me! This was such a special gift and I am overwhelmed with emotions at having it!