Two posts in one day—I know, I know! Exciting, huh? Well, I thought I ought to explain in a separate post as to why I haven’t had the time I thought I was going to have to restore ReelJewels.com. Unfortunately, my grandmother’s health went on a steep decline in the following months and she passed on April 5th. She had ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). She was a dancer all of her life and although her legs were strong up until the end, she lost the ability to speak. She communicated with an iPad for a year and a half and physically, as is the case with ALS, she progressively got worse.
I made the following video as a tribute to her in her memorial service. I thought long and hard this morning about whether or not I should share it publicly, but I think she would have liked to be celebrated and she touched so many with her talent. Plus, as film fans, the early footage from her childhood is priceless. Yes, that is technicolor film from the early 40s at the beginning.
I also wrote her obituary, which you can find here:
If you want to see relief for those suffering for this horrendous disease, please consider making a donation to the ALS Association. Veterans are twice as likely to get the disease. We’ve got to respect those that have served our country along with our loved ones and try to, as my grandma said, “Find a cure for this darn thing.”