Sunday, August 23, 2009

85 years of blessings

Friday was my Grandma's 85th birthday. Saturday, all the kids, grandkids, great-grandkids (you get the picture) gathered at their old farmhouse for a big celebration. Happy Birthday, Grandma!Grandma & Grandpa with their 5 boys.
Grandma with all of her sisters.
And Grandma with Young Boy. I tell him often how lucky he is to have a Great-Grandma!
I wrote in Grandma's card some things I love about her:
-She is a shining example in her faith...plus you always know which pew to find them in!

-Her love of all things "pretty"...and pink.

-Her curls & her Rose Milk hand cream.

-The vivid memories of trips to her house when we were little. Whole milk in the fridge, huge breakfasts, ice cream treats from the big freezer in the toy room, making pie crust pigtails with her, digging through her button box, Christmas celebrations, her mints and her amazing ginger cookies...and always, the 1/2 stick of gum from her purse.

-Her beautiful cards & notes. They're always special and with a zillion grandkids, she never misses a birthday, anniversary or holiday!

-Her love for her big, crazy family and her ability to make each & every person feel loved!

3 comments:

HI said...

Hmmmm...then I see where you get a few of your wonderful traits from!

Dogwood said...

What a lovely family. 85 years of blessings...so sweet.

cindy said...

Great memories! Hold her close for as long as you can!

-c
yapping cat