Very early in the morning of Friday, May 24, 1985 I got the phone call that I had been dreading. You see, my Grandma Peg had liver cancer and we all knew the end was near. My grandma was my best friend. Before she got sick, she wrote to me nearly every week. She never shied away from any topic that I needed to talk about. I do not know how I would have made it through my parents’ divorce without her to lean on. When Grandma had her biopsy, it was I that signed the papers saying that I understood the dangers of the procedure & then I held her hand as the doctor inserted that long needle into her abdomen and extracted the cancerous tissue. This was the fall of 1984 & I was 19. The doctors told her that she would not make it to Thanksgiving. But, Decoration Day, or as we call it today Memorial Day, was her favorite holiday. I believe she held on as long as she could to be able to celebrate Decoration Day one more time. She almost made it! I MISS YOU, Margaret R Hyde Sampson. I will see you again in Heaven.