Walking along on the beach today, I picked up a piece of sea glass. Sea glass is glass found on beaches along oceans, bays, rivers or large lakes that has been tumbled and smoothed by the waves, water and sand, creating smooth, frosted shards of glass.
Many years ago I invented a story for my grandchildren to encourage their interest in this marvelous treasure. I told them that you can't die until your jar of sea glass is full. I laugh now when I think of their many reactions. Julie, upon leaving the beach, would always try to wangle my glass away from me. She would say, "Oh grandma, that's my favorite piece so far, can I have it?" First thing I knew she had all my glass and I had none. Then one day she thought I should have a much bigger jar to keep my glass in.
I am so fortunate to have such a large family and "that many times ten" wonderful memories of them walking the beaches and paths of my life with me.