Monday, September 1, 2008
91 years and counting...
My grandma is amazing!
As a belated celebration for her 91st birthday, we spent the night at Grandma's house on Sunday and attended the 8am daily mass at Holy Rosary together in West Seattle. Such a blessing to begin a day with grandma/great grandma at the house/table of our Lord! We met her daily mass friends, and had a nice breakfast out before heading to her house for a leisurely day of pear & strawberry harvesting. She read to us from an article entitled "Homesteaders' Daughter," which was written by Grandma's younger sister, Nona. The detailed account of their family's life and times in rural Barons, Alberta, BC, gave us a glimpse of the hardships and the simple pleasures of growing up on a farm in the early 1900's.
We shared our recent family history with Grandma in the form of a digital photo slide show from our summer adventures. We also showed DVD clips from Peter's "Rumpelstiltskin" performance.
Joseph was unable to join us, as he came down with a sore throat. Thankfully, Tim was able to stay home from work to look after Joseph, and our plans didn't suffer due to sickness. (But we did miss having the whole family along for the special event.)
Grandma sent us home with ample left-overs from a wonderful home-cooked meal, and with wonderful memories of a special day.