My mother, mother of seven, grandmother of.... Nineteen, Great-grandmother of..... around 30 and I do believe there is now a Great/great grandchild or two.
Mom will be 89 July 7. She has days where she understands international politics, and days she forgets to shower and to clean her teeth..... She still takes them out of the cup every morning..... that is a good thing.
Such a large family and I don’t know all the names of my great nephew and nieces, I have a partial list someplace. On her good days, Mom remembers most of them. She is better at remembering when each of us, the original 7, had their chickenpox and their immunizations.
She always made our cloths. She made quilts and afghans. She read constantly, books and daily newspapers. She worked the daily New York crossword, usually doing it in her head to give my father a chance to enter a few words. Three years ago she could work half way through, now she doesn’t do them.
She has a friend from when she was 3 – they used to correspond when young adults, and later to talk every few months on the phone but now can remember the childhood days but don’t remember to call. Norma is in a nursing home in Adrian and on a good day my sister takes Mom to visit – after about five minutes the conversation begins to repeat, and they no longer laugh at each other.
with Marissa...... great grand children
Aunt Carol (younger sister) and Mom
Momma and Me. (she hates to have her picture taken.......says she looks “OLD” )
In our minds we are always young.