The Plaid Pajamas and the Last Big Laugh

Teen reflects on the last big laugh from his grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

It was the last time I heard that laugh. Maybe it was the colorful plaids. Maybe it was how ridiculous Grandpa looked. Maybe it was because we all thought it was funny and she shared our emotions.....
That night, Grandpa put on his new wild and crazy pajamas and came downstairs. We all looked at him and started laughing. Great Grams was laughing the hardest. She was laughing her laugh of years before. She was laughing the laugh of who she really was.