My grandmother turned 90 last month.
- What an accomplishment.
To be in such great health is amazing.
My mom threw her a party, the first party Grandma has ever had. She's shy.
Grandma had so much fun which was so worth the trip to Cali.
My friend Lori lent us a robe, crown and sceptor and Anna was totally excited for her great Grandma to wear it.
Grandma not so much so -
She finally gave in to sweet Anna's pleadings and then she wore it proudly and even pointed her sceptor at her loyal followers.
Notice the 300 carat diamond ring? bling bling bling.
My grandmother never learned to drive, hence she walked everywhere and I think that has a lot to do with her good health.
I remember as a child walking downtown to the Woolworths in Fairfield, California with her and just about dying cuz she walked so fast.
She always wore a type of slipper too.
No support, no tennis shoes or old lady shoes, just wore a kind of ballet slipper. My feet hurt now and I'm 39 years younger. How did she do it?
Here we are with our matching reversible jackets. Man she was slim and trim.
She never drank or smoked even though her daddy was a moonshiner back in the day.
She married young at age 17. Here she is with Grandpa 50 years ago. She was styling.
Didn't finish high school but stayed in contact with the kids from Oroville High and attended the class reunions.
Gordon Crawford travelled all the way from Prescott, AZ to wish my granmother a happy birthday. So that means they went to school 73 years ago. WOW
My grandmother has never spoken badly or complained about anyone in her life, she's always happy to see her friends and family and with a great big hug. Oh how she loves hugs.
Not only does she give great hugs, she loves getting them. Who doesn't?
Great, great grandson Julian
I've never seen my grandmother cry or be discouraged even though she's had a tough life. She made the best of it and looked for the good. Maybe her happy attitude is what has kept her so healthy.
Not sure how she kept her eyes and ears so keen but she even hears and sees better than me.
We were in the Foster Freeze looking at the menu and I asked her if she could see the board up on the wall. "Oh sure honey, it says, BLT, Turkey, etc. I took off my glasses and couldn't read a darn thing.
When I talk to her on the phone, She never needs me to repeat my question whereas I'm constantly asking people to say things again.
At her party, she had friends and cousins in wheel chairs and there's Grandma practically dancing around.
My grandma is still talking about how much fun the day was for her to see, friends and family she hasn't seen in ages.
Thanks to my mom's church friends Sue and Roylene for cutting, cooking and serving food to over a hundred people.
Thanks to Anna for being stuffed by balloons.
Thanks to my nephew Stephen who looks after my mom and helped set the tables and carry in oodles of stuff.
Thanks to my uncle TC for setting up tables, chairs and taking great pics and just being an all around kind nice man.
Thanks to my aunt Sandi for obtaining such cool Peony flowers and putting on a happy face when dealing with the grief of her son in law passing away that very morning.
Thanks to my Mom, aunt and uncles who contributed funds for food.
And especially thanks to my mom for all her hard work in making grandmas day such a memorable and special one for her. You did good Mom. :-)
May "Marie" Countryman deLaney - Queen for a Day but my sweet grandmother forever.
"How thankful I am, how thankful we all must be,
for the women in our lives. God bless them.
May His great love distill upon them and crown them
with luster and beauty, grace and faith."
Gordon B. Hinkley
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