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V. I. GRANDPARENTS ARE OFTEN VITAL TO GRANDKIDS

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My name is Patricia Richardson. I was born in St. Thomas, during the early
1960s. When I was 2 months and 10 days old, as my grandmother would have it told, I was sent to live with my grandparents in Angulla. I lived with them until I was 12. I called my grandmother "Mama" and my mother "Auntie."
I have been living in the states for many years. But when my grandmother was alive, I visited her every year and called her once a week to keep in touch. She would always say to me, "I don't want anything; I just want to know you are alive." She was such a wise women. I would call her and talk to her about everything.
Now when people talk to me, they think I am wise. I simply tell them I grew up with my grandparents.
My grandfather died when I was young, but he was a great person, too.
Patricia Richardson
Miami, Florida

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