Almost three years later, still a plain turkey sandwich girl, I am touched that all five of my grandchildren met and knew her. Each one visited her home, napped on her lap or played at her feet. They ate dinner with her and drew pictures for her (all to her great delight). She commented that she was so lucky to meet them when each was born, but how absolutely wonderful that they were part of her life. And that they still remember her! My parents taught us the importance of family, allowed us to grow and become who we are today. Those traditions, traits and values we learned are so worth carrying on. From them, we gleaned how to parent our own children, and for me, being the oldest, how to be a grandmother! She also showed me how to age gracefully; to recognize that my children will one day be the man or woman in the middle of this ongoing life cycle. I hope I'll be as fun and youthful as mom and that my daughter will enjoy the rich and savory filling that spreads throughout the sandwich generation years.