Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Birthday, Grandma!

My grandmother on my father's side turns 95 years old today. She lives in California


This is, I think, a picture my father took of her yesterday. I swiped it from my brother's Facebook page.



This picture was taken I think 5 years ago, when she turned 90. I think she looks younger at 95!

My grandmother grew up in West Virginia and married when she was very young (still in her teens). She had four children, two of whom have already passed on. I honestly don't know how many grandchildren and great grandchildren she has. She may even have great-great grandchildren.

She and my grandfather, along with my father's two brothers and his sister, moved to California when I was six months old. I have only been to California once to see them, and that was when I was 12. When my grandfather was alive, they traveled back here several times. However, I have not seen my grandmother in person since about 1989, so I am sorry to say I don't know her as well as I would have liked, nor do I know all of my cousins.

My grandmother and I used to talk on the phone frequently, until she lost her hearing; now I send her cards and notes, though I never know if she gets them or if someone reads them to her at the nursing home. I hope so.

Anyway, I hope she has a special day. Not everyone reaches the age of 95.

3 comments:

  1. Happy Happy Birthday to your grandmother!! Thank you for sharing. Blessings

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  2. My mother is 95, but with dementia. She looks about 80 but can't remember anything. Happy day to your grandmother.

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  3. What an amazing life she has led. Belated birthday greetings to your grandmother.

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