Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Happy 100th Birthday Grandmother!


My grandmother turns 100 years old today. She was born in Arkansas on September 26, 1907.

My grandmother has been very important in my life. She is the matriarch of the family. Anything I did in my life, I felt, in my own way, I needed to keep her proud.

Her husband, my grandfather, was a great man too. He was an educator in Arkansas for something like 60 years! He's the one that influenced me in going into education as a career. Granddaddy was born in 1903 and died in 1990. He lived a good and full life.

Grandmother is still sharp for a woman of 100. Though now blind, she still lives independently in a small house across the street from my mom's in New Mexico. She even enjoys a belt of Wild Turkey Kentucky bourbon every now and then.

Anyway, I just want to wish my grandmother the happiest of days!

(the photo is from July 2006)

4 comments:

S said...

Hey, is your grandmother the Margaret Hawley who's mother was named Gertrude (French?) -- sister surnamed Clayton; Gertrude being buried in Fairview in 1933? Geneology buff, ya understand... Thanks!! am at esporter @ catskeep.com

S said...

Hey, is your grandmother the Margaret Hawley who's mother was named Gertrude (French?) -- sister surnamed Clayton; Gertrude being buried in Fairview in 1933? Geneology buff, ya understand... Thanks!!

Meg said...

Hello there! My name is Margaret Hawley as well, but I'm only 24! I also live in Pennsylvania not Arizona. Tell your grandmother she has a wonderful name and a Happy Belated Birthday to her as well!

Meg said...

It's me again...the other Margaret Hawley. I wanted to know your grandmother's middle name if possible. Please email me mghawley@gmail.com Thank you