Monday, October 25, 2010

Grandmothers are…

just antique little girls, aren’t they? And what a blessing they are. We recently celebrated my Grandma’s 97th birthday. It was truly a joyous day for all, but this photo by my cousin Susan captured the joy oh-so-perfectly.

Grandma on her 97th birthday this month, with great-great granddaughter.

Gma & Adria

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. ~Rudolph Giuliani

Here is what it looked like in our neck of the woods one year ago today.

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Things aren’t so colorful here this year, or at least not yet! How is Fall where you are?

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32 comments:

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

No way is that Grannny 97! She looks awesome.

My Dad would have been 97 last week on the 23rd.

Hope you guys are doing good!

Kritter Keeper said...

that is wonderful that your grandmother is still with you! she looks awesome! our fall is blahhhh....i don't have alot of maples so we mostly have just yellows and rusts...happy 97th grandma! ;-)

edenhills said...

That is just the perfect picture of Grandma and the baby. I can't believe she is 97! Wow!

Our fall hasn't been near as colorful as some either. But I have a lot of old oak trees that turn brown rather than bright.

Teresa

Rachel said...

Fall is so gorgeous here!

Red Gate Farm said...

It's a beautiful picture of your Grandmother. You are all so fortunate :)

Our foliage is just turning, but we don't get some of the fabulous color that other regions get. I'm not sure if it's the wet or the milder summers and winters.

Chris

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

If that isn't the cutest picture, I don't know what is! All of my grandparents had passed away before I was ever born, and I feel like I've missed so much. I'm heading to SW MO this Thursday, I was really hoping for some good color! Get on that, ok?

Feral Female said...

I just love that shot of grandma and the babe! Happy 97th Grandma!

Kim said...

Your Grandma looks amazing, and that photo is priceless. They look like they are sharing a special secret :)
The trees around here didn't get as colorful or vibrant as other years. We had a very warm, dry September.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Bless her heart!

morningbrayfarm.com said...

Happy Birthday, Grandma! What a precious photo.

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

She looks wondeful for 97! Happy birthday to your Grandma!

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Happy 97th birthday Grandma! She looks like a very precious lady and what a fab photo of her with her great great grand-daughter!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday to your grandma.Nice for you to have your grandma, she looks very well .Hugs Catherine

Cheryl said...

Wonderful photo of Grandma and baby, she sure looks great! I miss my grandmas, but Carman still has one, 93.
Our leaves are getting pretty but we had a lot of wind and rain so they are....on the ground!

Rural Revival said...

Get out, she is not 97!!!! Are you sure you've got that right? Happy Birthday to your extremely young looking Grandma!

Colour? Eh. Not so good this year. Mostly dull yellows, not much in the way of orange or red. We had a cold freeze after an early spring which nipped all the leaves on the trees. They looked really straggly this year, especially the sugar maples but on the bright side, we have about a quarter of the leaves we normally get, much less raking, which is good because the hardwood isn't stacked yet. Oops. : )

~Andrea~

Blondee said...

How wonderful that you still have your Grandmother to share your life with! I am so envious. My Grandmother passed away 6 months before her 89th birthday. What a wonderful blessing....and I would have never guessed her to be 97!

Verde Farm said...

Tammy, that picture is so touching. You can see the love glowing from inside those souls and connecting with each other. Your Grandmother doesn't look 97 to boot. She looks amazing! I work with the elderly and I can tell you I wouldn't have guessed 97 in a million years. How wonderful
Amy

Gwenieann said...

What a great photo of your Grandmother. I miss my grandmother "Honey" every day. May I borrow your quote to put in my cookbook that I am making in tribute to my grandmother and my mother?

Rural Rambler said...

Great photo Tammy. I know I am late but I am still sending Birthday Wishes to your Grandma! I want to look that fabulous when I am 97.

Our leaf color was brown this year. Lots of shades of brown with the exception of some bold sassafras and some gorgeous dogwood. Color our leaves GONE now with the storm Monday night. We still have Bradford Pears with their summer clothes on!

Down On The Farm said...

Happy Birthday to Grandma! My mom's mom turned 97 a couple of weeks ago. She is now in a nursing home and not doing well. She is very confused, very angry. It is a sad situation. My dad's mom will be 97 in December. She is, all things considered, in very good shape for almost 97. We are very blessed to have our grandmothers. Have a wonderful day. And I'm with you on the not-so-colorful fall. It's the same around here.

Karen said...

Such a beautiful picture! Happy Birthday to your grandma, who is 97 years young!

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

You made me smile AND tear up ~ THANKS! ;-)
hugs,
Leslie

Diana said...

A beautiful photo!!!

Nádia said...

beautiful portrait of your grandmother...

grandmothers are unique!

basebell6 said...

awwhh happy 97th to your grandma! sooo cute of a photo.

brooke lynn said...

oh my gosh, what a precious picture!
what a blessing to still have your grandma around!! she is beautiful.

Nezzy said...

What a milestone...a very Happy Birthday wish to your beautiful Grandma! What a precious pic.

God bless and have a wonderful time celebratin' with love, laughter and cake...load of cake baby!!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I really have to agree that your grandmother does not look 97! Love that picture of her! Beautiful!

The colors here have been beautiful. They usually are. Your pictures are really nice as well!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love that statement - grammas are antique little girls!

Lindy said...

Oh wow, Happy 97th!!!!

Jody Blue said...

I love that "Grma's are just antique little girls"!! We are almost done with fall, its always just golden here.

Kilauea Poetry said...

I'm glad you posted this- very touching and so valuable Tammy! Hugs:))

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