Monday, July 30, 2012

Lessons from my grandfather: A poem of remembrance

Life is short, love long.
When you think you're always right, you're already wrong.
When the going gets tough, get tougher.
When the sailing is smooth, don't forget when it was rougher.
When you think no one is listening, don't be afraid to be loud.
Always be yourself; don't follow the crowd.
If you feel like giving up, don't give in to your fear.
When you think you've had enough, always persevere.
If you never take a chance, you'll never be able to grow.
And when you lose someone you love, never let them go.

By Joanie Cox ©; July 30, 2012.

Leonardo Magazzolo In Memoriam...A life well lived is a life well loved

In Loving Memory of Leonardo Magazzolo September 1, 1933-July 30, 2011. It's been a year since you went home to God. Not a day goes by that we don't all think of you. We can still hear your beautiful voice and see your smiling face. Our hearts are broken without you here, but the love you gave us is always near. We pray for the day we will see you again and we'll never stop thinking of you until then.
Published in Sun-Sentinel on July 28, 2012

Here is a video of my grandpa singing: