Thursday, March 19, 2009
A 90th Birthday Gift
My paternal grandmother celebrates her 90th birthday this week! The number just seems unbelievable to me. In my mind, she is still the same as she ever was when I was young, but, not so. Time marches on! Drats! However, she is still very healthy and living on her own. She's been in one of those retirement condo villages since the early 1980s, so she has quite the community there. It's surprisingly still really nice, too. I am fortunate to have such a healthy and long-lived ancestry behind me, and I hope to be part of that long-lived line myself.
My cousin is throwing a party for Grandma in South Florida this weekend, though I'm not able to go. Time-wise, it is between both kids' spring breaks here, so driving 600 miles down there and back for a few days is just too much. She is a sweetie, though, and understands.
I wanted to send a gift, of course, but what to give a 90-year-old who has everything she needs in a one-bedroom condo? I decided on a walker totebag. I sewed it up in hot Florida colors, just how Grandma likes. I'm glad I can send her something that represents my skills as well as something useful and pretty.
Happy Birthday, Grandma! I hope you have a big time with all the family that comes your way this week.