Saturday, October 2, 2010

90 years of stories...

Today my grandmother turns 90 years old... 90 years old! Yep, she was born in 1920 out in the wide open spaces of Montana and after 90 years of living... what stories she has to tell. From growing up on a large ranch, going to college, getting her pilots license, living in Hollywood, Boston, spending a year long honeymoon in Hawaii to finally settling down on a small dairy farm in SC... this pioneer woman has really lived.

What really amazes me is the wonderful legacy she has started... and is leaving behind. After her fiance was killed by a sniper in WW11, she had decided she was never going to marry. But after moving to Boston and working in the Parker House (now called the Omni Parker House), she met one of the owners (14 years older that her 28 years), married... 6 kids, 22 grands, many great grands, she's still telling her stories. Makes me wonder what stories I will have to tell after 90 years...


  1. happy birthday to your grandmother and a live fully lived!

  2. This post really touched my heart...Im in tears..
    Family is such a gift...Beautiful pictures..


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