I always looked forward to your visits. Grandpa Leo playing “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” on our piano and you and I singing and dancing together.
On our road trip adventures you used to bring your ukulele along and sing song after song.
I loved listening to your stories and the way you would speak a mixture of Tagalog and Hawaiian to me.
You were the most beautiful type of sentimental and had coffee tables and dressers full of framed pictures of your family.
You were my very 1st penpal and we wrote letters to each other throughout my entire life. Even when I was in California during my “not my brightest moment” years of 19-22 you always answered my letters so faithfully.
You decorated the kitchen cabinets with birthday cards, pictures, and letters.
I loved how your socks always matched your blouse which matched your earrings.
You ROCKED that red lipstick like it was nobody’s business.
Thank you for Never Ever missing a single birthday and for always remembering the things that mattered.
You and I had such a special bond. We had so much in common and I love how you always loved and accepted me unconditionally. We also have the same laugh. People always said that we were so alike and that is the biggest compliment.
I could go on and on about the millions of things that I love about you, Grandma Alice. I miss you more than words could ever say. I wish that I could talk to you again. Thank you for helping me become that I am today. In my heart forever you’ll stay…
I am so glad that you are in heaven right now. I will always remember you and I will do my very best to live well, be happy, and spread love and joy the way that you always did.
❤ Alana Girl