She let me nap in her PINK bedroom on the fluffy PINK bed.
She made the best tamale pie.
She loved me even when I was rotten.
She is my Gram.
I don't think many adults got to spend time with their great grandparents, but in my family I was lucky enough to do so. I had a great relationship with my great grandparents growing up..... My cousin Kayte & I both had week long vacations at their house. I remember packing my bag and driving in my Dad's truck from Idaho to California where he would drop me off for a week or so. Gramps and Gram would spoil me rotten. I got to eat sugary cereal and have my own juice boxes. We went camping and fed squirrels. Gramps would pull me around in a wagon. I would sit for hours and go through Gram's year books and ask her a m-i-l-l-i-o-n questions. She answered them all and never seemed annoyed. I knew her friends. She had friends from high school that she kept in touch with all her life. They even went on an annual "girls only" trip. I'm also pretty sure she was a feminist! My Gramps is the only guy I know that hung diapers up on his lunch break! (at least in the 1940's anyway) So, every year on Cinco de Mayo, Gram's birthday, I smile and think of how lucky I was to have her in my life. Today I will make a margarita toast to Gram, she'd have liked that :-) 87 years of her hilarious antics and wonderful smile.
Love you Gram.
Pearl (Gram) 1936
On the left, My Grandparents Pearl & Les..... not sure the date of this one but it's in the late 30's or maybe early 40's.
The Girls! On the left, Vera & Phyllis and my Gram is the fourth woman.
When they became Great Great Grandparents with my firstborn almost 13 years ago. Look at that sweet baby yawn!