Wednesday, September 26, 2007
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)
Posted by Mimbres Man at 11:17 AM