Friday, November 25, 2005

Evolution of Happiness

Our family gets lighter and lighter in each generation. Pictured is the natural emotional state of my grandmother.

I showed this picture to friends, and they immediately asked, "Is she German?"

Yes, with a work ethic that could kill an ox.

The story told about her this Thanksgiving came from my grandfather. He said at the time they met -- just 17 -- as the oldest of 5, she could cook a three course meal and all the pies. I said she could probably do that by the age of 12. She didn't disagree.

She never could stop working that hard.

And people wonder where I get my drive to work. Hers was relentless. I like to think that my generation adds the element of joy to balance our lives for the better.

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