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Keep it Real Wednesday

June 2, 2021

Tattoo who?

Rosemary was always the “cool” Grandma with our children. Her bedroom was the “safe room” where they could go and tell their secrets.  She was always open to conversations and nothing really shocked her.  Heck, I think she tried to give Amanda a wine cooler in 6th grade at a Neil Diamond concert (which I thankfully intercepted) and she would sneak Nick $5 bills all the time when I was not looking.  As a Grandma, she could just be with them without ever having to be the disciplinarian which somehow made the relationship even more special.

In 2006, Nick had a guitar recital in downtown Boise. The family had dinner after Nick’s performance, and we decided to walk around downtown Boise and let our meal settle. Wade and I walked slowly, just enjoying the summer evening stroll. Rosemary, Amanda, and Nick were further ahead, giggling and laughing at who only knows.  At one point, we turned a corner and I snapped a picture of what I thought was a pretty sunset until I looked further and noticed the tattoo parlor.  To this day, it is one of my favorite pictures of Rosemary and our children.

If I were to sum up their relationship into one picture, it would be this picture. It’s just about a moment.  Holding hands. Sharing space. Being together and total acceptance.  Oh…and Tattoos.

You see, the three of them have always talked about getting tattoos.  Amanda and Nick each have a tattoo that is meaningful to them, but Rosemary has not.

Seems to be there is a tattoo missing from this picture.

I am certain if I approach Rosemary, there is no doubt in my mind she will say “Heck yes, let’s do it”, especially if her grandchildren are involved.

So, this is where I need your help.

All ideas are welcome.   

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