Almost everyone has items that hold sentimetal value. Today my boyfriend, Adam, realized that some of his video game systems and games have been stolen out of his basement. It has taken him years to collect all of it and it wasn't as much for money as it was just something he enjoyed. It is heartbreaking to lose things like that. In the same sense, this happens with our memories. It is heartbreaking to realize that your mother or grandfather cannot tell you the stories anymore for one reason or another. Get them while you can.
I was lucky enough to get to sit and chat with grandma for a few minutes tonight, but I need to go over and just talk with her and grandpa some more. Note to self: Make an appointment to let them tell their stories!!