We celebrated my Grandma's 85th birthday over the weekend with an afternoon tea party followed by a BBQ rib dinner. My grandma is a very special person AND she is our last living grandparent so we're hanging onto her pretty tight! I've had 31 years of being in her presence, creating so many wonderful memories, and I'm very grateful for that!
As a child, I think I probably spent almost every weekend at my grandparent's home on Beacon Hill. My Mom always talked about how my Grandpa would drive his truck over on a Friday to pick me up for the weekend. I would come back spoiled, full of doughnuts and calling my Mom "Grandma" (which she didn't like very much.)
My Grandma taught me how to shop (always leave the bags in the car so Grandpa doesn't see them), float in the hot tub and beachcomb. She makes a mean butter sandwich, cans THE BEST raspberry jam and can talk about the weather like no one else. She is kind, warm, generous and sassy - just how grandmas should be.
Happiest of birthdays to you!