Thursday, November 16, 2006

Sweet Grandma Alice

I was asked today if I had any pictures I could share of my Grandma. This gave me the perfect excuse to go through all my old pictures. I found two that I thought would be perfect for me to post.
This is my brother, my Grandma and me. I am guessing I am about 1 in the picture.
This picture was taken while we were on some boat. Again I think I am about 1 at the time of this picture. Notice the thumb sucking. Most pictures I am in through age 6 have me sucking my thumb. I love this picture of the two of us.

When I graduated from high school my parents bought a page in the yearbook for pictures of me and to say how proud they were of me. This is what my Grandma wrote and this is why I loved her so much.

My favorite granddaughters who give me great joy: Caroline, Jill and little Susan. Caroline, you made us so happy when you came along. Do you remember feeding the ducks at the Bowen's Lake? Sticking your fingers through the fence and getting bit? The pony rides at the zoo? Swimming at Hillcrest? Barry Manilow? Somehow the first child is always special. You are the first daughter of my first daughter. You are special. --Grandma Alice
(on a side note: the fence I stuck my fingers through and got bit was Lynilu's.)


Lynilu said...

Sweet, sweet memories. I'm glad you have so many reminders that you can look at, touch, read that take you back to her. She was such a dear person. And I'm sorry about the finger! Was that one of the chihuahuas? Oh, my goodness!

Casey said...

What great photos and such sweet memories. She really mus thave been one special woman. You were blessed by having her in your life.

SassyFemme said...

What beautiful words your grandma wrote. You were obviously very loved and treasured by her. Love the pictures, too.

patti_cake said...

Awww you were truly blessed to have such a Grandma. I love this post!

Caroline said...

lynilu--don't worry about the finger. i am sure i was teasing the dogs. you know how i was when i was little. :) i just thought it was funny she included that in the yearbook

casey--i truly was blessed. she was an amazing grandma

sassy--thanks. oh, and yes we actually did bury her with a hershey's bar in her hand

patticake--thanks i am glad you enjoyed this post.

amy h said...

What a nice couple of posts about your grandma. I'm glad you have such happy memories of her!

Caroline said...

amy--i do have great memories of her. not only was she so sweet but she was so funny as well. always made me laugh

Sandra said...

Ohhh, she is just the most darling woman! And how wonderful that she gave you so many happy memories.

Caroline said...

sandra--she was a darling. one of the best grandmas ever. didn't you notice she mentioned barry?