Over the years I have had many inspirational women in my life. I have been very lucky in this regard. My mom, my aunts, my Grandmothers (Nan and Grammy A.), my great Aunts and my great Grandmother (Grammy), among many other various family members and family friends. So I definitely haven’t lacked female role models… So I’d like to introduce my Great Grandmother (Grammy).
This picture was taken in April 2010, which would have been two months after her 101st birthday! And guess what? She will be celebrating her 106th birthday on February 27th! Which also happens to be Cory’s 35th birthday as well. And I will be going, as long as the weather cooperates. I did the math which means she was born in 1909. Can you imagine the changes in the world she has seen and the things, both good and bad she has seen? The other people in the picture are my Mom and Me. I feel bad about missing Cory’s birthday but I missed Grammy’s 105th birthday last year and I am sure he understands
I’m in awe of her honestly. Up until about 2-3 years ago she was still getting around completely unaided, she still lives alone in the house her and my great Grandfather lived in for over 50 years before he passed away (though her Grandson lives next door) and was going up and down her basement stairs on her own doing her laundry. She now has a walker which she, half the time, refuses to use and has someone cook, clean and do laundry. She still “fights” them to do the dishes and fold her laundry.
As far as her life, I don’t know much about her really when she was younger. I know she and my great Grampy had two children, my Grandfather (Mom’s Dad) who I never met, he died before I was born, when mom was 4 and my great Aunt who is awesome and has been an inspiration and influential in my life as well. As for Grammy, I love listening to her tell stories which she surprises us with from time to time or what my great Aunt tells us about her. It’s a real treat when she tells us things about her life and we treasure every minute of it.