An Afghanistan veteran's return visit to an Acworth school is in your video roundup of Cobb-area headlines for Monday, Dec. 19.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Julia Harris
Monday, December 19, 2011
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The burden of deployment on a military family.
When my beloved 90-something-year-old grandmother was in the end stages of Alzheimer’s, I visited her in the central Florida facility where she lived. Her hair had been cut into a stick-straight bob where once it had been a long silver mane, always coiled up with tons of pins at the back of her head. One of her front teeth had broken off halfway, giving her usually level-headed, no-bones-about-it persona a somewhat offbeat, comical air. I felt so sad when I saw her appearance, but somehow she maintained an aura of dignity, an almost regal, no-one-can-get-me-down attitude that made me glad, too. My grandmom didn’t know who we were, her grandchildren, but somehow she knew we were related, that it was okay for us to be visiting, to be …