|Grandma B - age 22|
In August, my grandma turned 80...twice! Well, not technically but she does have two birthdays - the one her mother told her was her birthday and the one the county record says is her birthday. Fortunately they were in the same month, so now we have switched to the one that the county has. Blame it on the busy midwives of that day. :-)
If you recall, my grandmother hates surprises so she knew that our family was planning a special birthday program for her at my uncle's church. What she didn't know was that the entire church would be filled with friends and family both near and far. My grandma claimed they came to hear the guest male chorus group perform, but we all know they came for her. In fact, no one knew that group was going to be there but us because well, we invited them.
The program was filled with singing, attributes from the family, yours truly recited a poem, more singing, and special presentations. The color of the day was pink, because after all these years one daughter knew that that was my grandma's favorite color. Grandma even ordered a pink suit for herself from the catalog. (Did you know you could still do that?)
|My great-aunt and uncle singing some made up song about Grandma set to the tune of "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain"|
|and yes, it really was a funny song!|
I had the pleasure of preparing the programs and decorating the fellowship hall. In pink, of course! A later post will include a tutorial of the centerpieces that were created for this occasion.
And you know there was so much food. Let me repeat. So much food. Then cakes and then the birthday cake. There was so much food left over that we had to all split it up and make take out plates once we got back to grandma's house.
It warmed our hearts to see Grandma B so happy on her special day. She's witnessed a lot in her years and has plenty of stories that maybe someday she'll share. In the meantime, I'm going to keep taking photos of every family event so her photo albums can tell the story, even if she won't. I will admit. I never get tired of looking through her albums.
|Grandma B hanging out with some of us grands and great-grands|
Happy Birthday, Grandma B! May God grant you many more. :-)