It's funny how a picture can transport you back in time. I remember this day like it was yesterday.
My grandma had scolded me for taking her picture. She didn't have her hair done. She wasn't wearing her glasses. She didn't look her best.
But like any good granddaughter, I took her picture anyway. And I'm glad I did. It's one of my favorite pictures.
Her eyesight had failed her and it was difficult for her to see but that never stopped her from doing what she loved to do.
This is the grandma who gave me a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread for my birthday one year.
This is the grandma who beat breast cancer.
This is the grandma who lived in the tiniest of houses and yet made space for all her kids, spouses, and grandchildren for family dinners. No chair, no problem... we just sat on the floor.
This is the grandma who faithfully watched her afternoon soaps, while perched from an ottoman just inches from the TV due to her limited eyesight. (And don't even bother trying to visit with her if her shows were on. )
This is the grandma who loved genealogy, card games, cribbage, lemon drops, rhubarb pie, fresh cut flowers, crossword puzzles, kitchen table visits, and family.
So many memories of years gone by.
I miss those years.
I miss family.
But oh, the memories....I cherish them all.
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