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From the Inside Flap
Although we never heard the words, "I love you" flow from the lips of any family member, we knew that we all cared for each other by the loving symbols that we saw. Her house was full of them, mostly evidenced by the presence of flowers, roses in particular. There were always fresh red roses which meant love and beauty; pink ones for appreciation, yellow ones meaning "I care" and friendship, and most importantly white roses which symbolized remembrance and respect.
...One person I really connected with was my great-grandmother, I called her Nana. The two of us could sit and talk about anything for hours. On the subject of religion, she reinforced my conviction that it does not matter how or where you worship God, as long as you believed in Him. She said, "Treating people with the respect they deserve is the best way to get into heaven."
We also had another ritual which I still do to this day. Whenever the smell of rain came to the air--you know the smell--we would wait excitedly for the storm to hit. As soon as it did, there were the two of us out dancing in the downpour. Nana told me, "Rain is the cleansing agent God sends to wipe away your sins."
She also taught me the first lesson of my journey: "You are going to meet many people throughout your life and if you want them to remember you, you must always be a little different, you must be sincere, and you must make them feel special, especially the girls."