Last weekend, we traveled to Nebraska to celebrate this mighty fine woman. We threw a party on Saturday, something she loved to do, ate good food, caught up with family, and best of all, wished my Grandma a wonderful 100th birthday. I was fortunate enough to be able to get to do her invitations, and help my mom with the flower arrangements, which I will share soon. Everything turned out lovely.
The highlight of the evening was singing Happy Birthday to my Grandma. She is in and out of it at times, her eyes closed a lot, but when we sang Happy Birthday, she was fully alert, singing with us and waving at all of us gathered around her. I couldn't help but cry after that.
I was telling a friend this week, after looking at all her wonderful photos from long ago, I fell even more in love with my Grandma and am so proud of her. She lived in the middle of the country in Nebraska but was always very stylish and poised. There is a photo of her up on a horse in overalls yet there is something so beautiful about her.
You might have seen that Julia Child would have been 100 on Wednesday August 15th. Earlier this year, my sister discovered that my Grandma was born only a day before her. I think that is just remarkable.
Have a wonderful weekend!