Not Expendable

“It only kills old people anyway,” the young doctor said to my 72-year-old grandmother. Miffed, she recounted this interaction to me over the phone. “I could have a good 20 years left!” My grandmother mails me homemade quilts. She cares daily for my disabled mother. She baked cookies for an entire hospital floor of nurses after her successful surgery. Her presence adds richness to the world. I dream of a future in which I can see her again, and in which others see her as more than expendable. — Shayna Fleming

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5 Responses to Not Expendable

  1. I believe grandmothers are the most important people in the world.

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  2. Is it covid? Same awful words here

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