» This Woman’s Work.
This Woman’s Work.
Posted on October 10th, 2015 in books, death, family, music

grandma julie nunez

When I was reading The Diary of a Young Girl in high school, I mentioned to my grandma that I wanted to visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Years later, she traveled to the Netherlands while visiting my aunt in Denmark and brought me back a souvenir from the museum. I couldn’t believe she remembered after all that time. My grandma was the most considerate and sentimental person I’ve ever known, and I’m grateful that she instilled her thoughtfulness in me.

She is the reason I have random notes in my phone that say, “christine garlic delight dip at del mar fair” or “anthony swagu stamp.” She taught me that even if people have everything, you don’t have to give them the world to let them know you appreciate them. You just have to remember the little things.

She is also part of the reason I have over 20k miles on my new car. I’d put a million more miles on there if I could drive down to San Diego and spend just one more day with her.

Rest in paradise, Grandma Julie. I love you more than my seemingly apathetic demeanor suggests. You know I don’t like to let them see me cry.


  1. min was all like...

    So sorry for your loss! I can definitely see how considerate you are, even to an absolute stranger. Hugs!

    October 18th, 2015 | #

  2. Shi was all like...

    Min’s comment above. Love. Even strangers feel your awesomeness!

    October 21st, 2015 | #

  3. mayan was all like...

    i could honestly say the same for you both! thanks for the love ♥

    October 21st, 2015 | #

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