Journal Prompt 18
At home find a keepsake box or rummage through a ‘junk’ drawer and find something that has a sentimental meaning to you, write about it. What or who does it represent? Alternatively find some old photographs and tell me about one of them.
Lately I have been thinking about the photograph I took of my grandfather and grandmother on the day that we were able to bring my grandfather home from the hospital for a day out. He had been in there a while but was allowed to leave for a day and we went to my grandmother’s house. They sat and had a cup of coffee and discussion. It was rare that I saw the two of them together because this was my mother’s mother and my father’s father.
He was happy to get a day out and she was happy to have a visitor. It was a good afternoon trip from the V.A. hospital, my least favorite place. He was there for a long time and I used to visit him during my lunch hour because the V.A. hospital was not far from my job. We had lunch daily for a while.
My mother called me about a half hour after I arrived at work to tell me the bad news.
It was the first time I’d heard the term “expired” in relation to a patient’s death.
That photo has been on my mind so that’s the first moment that I thought of, but I don’t know where it is exactly at this moment.
Let’s hear about your sentimental item.