my brother's wedding, my mother managed to keep from crying, until she
glanced at my grandparents.
grandmother had reached over to my grandfather's wheelchair and gently
touched his hand.
was all it took to start my mother's tears flowing.
the wedding, Mom went over to my grandmother and told her how that tender
gesture triggered her outburst.
I'm sorry to ruin your moment," grandmother replied, "but I was
just checking his pulse."