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  • Ever since he was little, my first grandson Albie has had a special day with "Abu", me. He is now nine, and he still looks forwards to, no, actually insists on faithfully "having a sleepover" every Friday. When I was in Argentina, I emailed my daughter to ask if Albie was going to come over on the first Friday after my arrival in Boulder. He may have answered "duh".

    Yesterday we went to a local firehouse's open house together. As he acted tough among all the firemen and all the "guys" I wondered how long he would want to spend the night at Abu's house. As my eyes filled with tears, I thought of my own "nonna" whom I loved like crazy til the day she died.

    May it be so. May it be so.

    Desde chiquito, mi primer nieto Albie ha disfrutado su "día especial" con Abu, yo. Ahora tiene nueve años, y todavía tiene muchas ganas de pasar la noche en mi casa, una vez por semana. Cuando estaba por volver de la Argentina, le mandé un e mail a mi hija, preguntando si Albie estaría interesado en el primer viernes después de mi llegada. Creo que respondió "duh".

    Ayer fuimos a una estación de bomberos, dónde habían preparado una exhibición para los vecinos. Mirándolo a Albie hacerse el macho con los bomberos, me pregunté por cuánto tiempo más iba a querer pasar la noche con Abu. Se me llenaron los ojos de lágrimas cuando pensé en mi propia "nonna" a quién amé como loca hasta el día que murió.

    Ojalá sea así. Ojalá sea así.
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