Yesterday was the Fourth of July, and in the US we celebrated America’s Birthday. I wrote a post about it: Happy Fourth of July From the Chicago Files!
In my post, I mentioned that not only would there be lots of fireworks displays, but that I always think about my grandma, as she was born of the Fourth of July (so the fireworks are for her too, especially since her parents were American)!
Today I was walking down my street and I saw a butterfly land on a tree branch. As I fumbled in my bag for my phone to take a photo, instantly I thought, “Gram!” This is a little hello from her. You see, my grandmother absolutely loved Monarch butterflies. I have not seen a single Monarch butterfly all summer; but here it was, as gentle and delicate as they come, waiting for me to snap a…
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