Dear Ellie, congratulations to your granddaughter, and my best wishes to her in her future endeavors. You done well, Granddaughter and Grammy both!
And my sympathy to you and your family and all who love your dear brother, on this sad anniversary of his passing. May all your precious memories and keepsakes of him help to bring you comfort.
A bittersweet time, indeed.
I've been Frosted (thanks, Elyse and Karen!).
I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
"Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."
-- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery