My Memere passed away one year ago today. She fought a long, tough battle against Alzheimer’s, but eventually she could not fight anymore. I miss her dearly. I miss the stern, quick-witted woman she was when I was young, and I miss the gentle disposition she held in her last years, when the most she could muster was a tearful “You’re beautiful”. You were beautiful too, Memere. I miss you with all my heart. I made this book from my Memere’s perspective. The words are a collaged poem I made by rearranging entries in a poety book my Memere gave my Grandfather years ago, and that he eventually gave to me. I hope it summarizes her legacy, and that it strikes some sort of cord with other who have lost their loved ones, most especially to such a horrible disease. Stay strong and never forget.