Monday, June 26, 2006

For this week, I'd thought I'd share some of my Favorite Memories of someone else I hold dear to my heart! I wish she lived closer, so I could spend more time with her. It hasn't been until recently, although there has always been a close connection between us, the past couple of years I feel I've really gotten to know this woman. She was the first person besides myself, who thought something was wrong with my son. When I talk to her, I feel like we're on the same page. She always sends homemade goodies when she comes to visit, which my husband loves.
And her hugs are always warm and comfortable. My memories this week are of my Grandmother.
*My first memory of her is when my brother was born. I was about 2. She came over to watch me, while my mom and dad were at the hospital. We spent the whole afternoon blowing bubbles.
*Her 2 favorite shows when I was probably 4, were Love Boat and Fantasy Island. I remember spending the night, and we'd watch them eating icecream together.
She always had plenty of ice cream.
*My grandparents had a swimming pool. So every summer, my brother and I would spend hours sometimes from 10 in the morning 'till the sun went down. They only lived 5 min. away.There was one day, I've never seen my grandmother get mad, but my brother and I started fighting, and she came storming out the back door, and pushed us both in the pool. You should have seen the look on her face.
*This memory is of my dad, but since we are talking about my grandmother's pool, as a reminder to Please watch your children around pools! They had BBQ's with my Aunt and Uncle and some of their neighbors. One day, I remember I was probably 3yrs. old and I was walking around the pool. I don't know if I walked off the edge, but I was in the deep end. My dad came running down the steps fully clothed and I can still hear the sound of his flip flops, before he dove in to save me!That's all I remember.
*She had a beautiful Sheltie named Princess, who was pretty spoiled!
*When they moved to AZ, my first visit out to AZ, was with my oldest daughter,when she was 4 mos. old. It was the first time,and I love this pic, but it was of the 4 generations. My grandmother, My mom, me, and my daughter!
* Did I mention she always brings homemade goodies when she comes to visit! She makes peanut brittle to die for!
*We both don't have Green Thumbs! Her plants die as fast as mine.
*I'll always remember her telling me when I was in my early 20's about when she grew up women expected to get old and accept it. Just something I remeber that helped me to embrace getting older, and see those laugh lines, and laugh to think of her telling me.
* She tried Weight Watchers, but she was never overweight in my opinion.
*Her Christmas trees were always Gorgeous, and my brother and I could never open our packages, because she always wrapped them with extremely tight ribbon.
* I'll always remember her as the only one besides my mother in law who helped me through my grieving with my dad, and how much I love her for being there!
Everyone have a great Monday!


Bar Bar A said...

Great memories of a special lady!
Mmmm homemade peanut brittle!

W. J. St. Christopher said...

What wonderful memories you've shared with us! Thank you!

Love the "Meanest Mom" poem, too!

Oh, and Dr. John sent me . . .

Norma said...

What special memories--how wonderful that you were able to spend so much time with her when you were growing up.

My MM is up. Stop by.