My wonderful Grandmother Jill turned 80 this month.
We celebrated together as a family, with all 7 of her children and a great majority of her descendants present from all across the country. She is the liveliest, happiest, most wonderful woman I could imagine. She is in great health, and one of her many activities is bowling, so to celebrate her big day the family gathered together (around 30 of us) for a massive Moroney bowling tournament.
Gramma has always been a very important part of our lives, as she always lived just a few blocks away when I was young growing up, and in my preteen years my family needed a bigger house for our growing family, and bought and moved into a house that was being used as a convent by a group of nuns (another post entirely, my dad always joked he would put us all in the convent!) But this house was two doors down from my gramma and grampas house. With her constantly full cookie an candy jars, and the fact that they had TV when we didn’t, we made lots of trips over to visit them!
Gramma had just gotten back from a trip to Hawaii for my aunts wedding, and so we carried on the hawaiian custom of presenting her with lei’s to celebrate her birthday. This was the lei I made for her. Customized with some little scotches to ensure she can celebrate all night long
Happy Birthday Gramma, We love you!