i was already thinkin about her, and then my aunt sent an email that they were making a book of one-liners that we loved about Granny. These were mine:
I sure loved the way Granny got down with a dish towel in hand, or for that matter-- a piano!
I loved the way Granny was a behind-the-scenes lady for the most part. She was happy to do all of the work, and have no credit. She just loved to watch her kids and grandkids play.
I loved the way Granny remembered all important events and celebrated them with a perfect white box tied with red paper ribbon. (This meant her all-to perfect gingersnaps...mine will never be as good!)
I loved the way that Granny did her hair... (died brown and a perfect curly granny-style fro)
I loved how Granny would shake her head in disapproval if the boys would say something inappropriate. She would kind of grumble, "no..."
I loved how Granny left behind more touched souls and dear friends than even she would ever know.
so sorry for being so sappy and personal lately... but i always think about how many people showed up to her funeral-- it was honestly breathtaking. i knew that not one person in that building wouldn't speak the world of her to this day and i wonder how many other people i know now would leave that kind of legacy... it's a short list.
happy birthday granny!
for more fun "what we love about granny"
from the grandkids feel free to check out the new website a la the aunts: