I knew I would one day receive an e-mail with this as the subject. Still, it comes to me as a surprise. My Great Grandmother has passed away. All that will remain of her are the memories others have of her and how she has influenced the lives of those around her. As I was fumbling through my horrible memory, looking for those of my Great Grandmother, I found that they shared a common theme, my Great Grandmother's hug. I will always remember the unusually strong hug from an old lady and the words "I love you." As long as I live, I hope to pass on her spirit by hugging the ones I love with the same sincerity with which she hugged me.