Friday, August 27, 2010

My Favorite Woman

This is one of my most favorite women. She is my grandma. She has a special knack of making all of her grandchildren feel like they are her favorite. She always made time for me. I loved spending summers with her when she lived in Iowa, sitting on her porch swing in the evening and listening to the locusts. She taught me to play card games and scrabble, and she never tired when I would beg another game.

For her 65 birthday, she let my brother and I drag her to a water park where she proceeded to do all the slides. When she was 76, she took me and my boys, ages 3 and 4 at the time, to Disneyland. She never let the fact that she was aging slow her down. Until now...Grandma now sits in an assisted living home in California waiting for visitors. She isn't all there anymore. It makes me sad, and I visit as often as I can, but distance precludes me. We have begged her to let us move her closer, but she wants to stay in her home state where the majority of her family lives...Today she turns 91! Even though she won't read this I wish to say Happy Birthday to the best Grandma ever...

Love you!


  1. Great post. I miss my grandmothers. They live in Florida and Hawaii. And since we live in VA, we don't see them much. :( I was just swinging by to invite you to join us for our Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop. Link up your blog and another you'd like to spotlight this week. I hope you have a great weekend!


  2. It's hard when you can't visit someone you love.
    She sounds amazing.

  3. What a sweet ode to your grandmother! Neither one of mine were very "grandmotherly" when they were alive... you are a blessed granddaughter.

  4. Aw, Happy Birthday, Aunt Florence!

  5. Happy Birthday to your wonderful grandmother!!

  6. OH, I hope I will be that kind of grandma. Lucky you!

    (I can see the resemblance!).

  7. It's so great that you have such a special relationship with your Grandma. I hope you she has a wonderful birthday too.


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