Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy 90th birthday Nanny!

On October 4th, we headed down to celebrate my grandmother's 90th birthday! She is an amazing woman totally worth celebrating! When Nanny was 80, she demanded a birthday party. As she got closer to 90, she told us she expected another one. When she was diagnosed with inoperable stomach cancer over a year ago, we didn't expect her to make it to 90. Not only has she made it, but she's doing great! Nanny has a great sense of humor and positive attitude that I think have made all the difference in her longevity.

If you were to call her on the phone, don't expect to get a word in edgewise. It doesn't matter if her medicine makes her mouth dry, she's still going to talk your ear off. She'll tell you the same story that you heard last time you called. When you jog her memory of something, you'll hear a story you've heard 100 times, but she tells it like it's the first time she's ever told it. We love getting her going on a story! On the other hand, when I lived close to her, I would enjoy time with her, getting to hear a new story I truly never had heard before, learning more about our family history. In her lifetime, she has seen more change in America and in scientific advancements than in all the years before that. And, I assure you, she remembers it all.

There is nothing better than celebrating with family. Nanny has 5 children and 2 step sons. She has 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Many cousins and longtime family friends came for the celebration as well. Nanny's best friend, Elsie, came with her husband, Bob. Elsie likes to tease Nanny about being older, by about 3 months.


Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

Love those pics!

J.J. said...

That is AWESOME!!!!! I love that first photo of her. She is a blessed woman to have such a lovely family. :)

J.J. said...

Oh yeah...she does not look 90. She looks so beautiful now....and you should feel blessed to have her genes.