Thank you for visiting My News. A few days ago, I celebrated my birthday and St. Joseph’s Day.
My mother’s father, my favorite grandfather, was named Joseph. I adored him and was devastated when he died when I was very young, so it was a birthday gift to learn I could celebrate St. Joseph’s Day on my birthday.
Papa Joseph and I shared secrets because neither of us seemed to measure up to the expectations of the other adults in our family. We often hopped into his truck and drove to the nearby gravel pit. He had a beer, and I got to ride in the sled he gave me.
I’ve decided to name a character in my next story Joseph. My grandfather deserves to be immortalized because he made my early life tolerable. Is there a special person in your life you would like to celebrate?