I have been so sick since the beginning of December, but I am going to caught up on my Social Media Challenge. I am finally starting to feel better and thing I have a good plan in place to get all caught up. :) So here I go….
This is the 42nd day of #365smc!! If you don’t know what that is – check out THIS LINK – which will tell you all about it and how to play along if you wanna. :)
Today I am thankful for something that everyone has at least 2 of….well, biologically speaking. I’m talking about grandmothers!! Some of us have foster grandmas (I mean that both literally and figuratively), adoptive grandmas, bonus grandmas, etc. I have 2 grandmas and decided to create a grandma tag.
Grandma #1 – Mamaw. She is my father’s mother. She passed away on February 11, 1979. I was three years old. I don’t remember much about her, but she did pass her red hair down to be and I am super grateful for that. :) I remember the date she passed, because unfortunately it was also my fathers birthday. :( I feel like I have some kind of connection with her though… even know that she is gone… must be the red hair. We redheads tend to stick together like that. However, because I don’t know a ton about her or have really any memories with her, I can’t do the grandma tag on her, but felt like she absolutely deserved telling you about. :)
Grandma #2 – Granny. Man do I miss my granny. She is my mother’s mother. She passed away on May 5, 2011…I remember that date for a whole other – kind of comical reason. My granny lived in the Northside of our town for most of my life. They Northside was predominantly Hispanic. My granny wasn’t prejudice at all, but she complained a lot about her neighbors that were not so nice and usually spoke little or no English. So the fact that she passed on Cinco de Mayo is just kind of funny to us. We think it was her way of sending us one more little haha. Also, I had my son in 2011 and I was prego when she passed. So… her passing date is pretty easy to remember. I sure do miss my granny. I think about her all the time and try and talk to my mom as much as possible. My granny had a long life and we had lots of laughs, I was very lucky to have known her. :)
THE GRANDMA TAG
1. What do you call your grandma and why?
I call my grandma: Granny. Not sure why! My cousin (one of my very best friends now) calls her Nanny… I don’t know where that came from either!
2. What does your grandmas house smell like?
My granny’s house always smelled like food!! She was always cooking something!! She would find the best recipes in magazines and make new things all the time!! I LOVED her skillet meatloaf!! I can’t share that one with you. Family secret. ;-)
3. Can you name something specific or interesting that your grandma always wears?
Scrubs!! My granny loved to wear scrubs! Mostly scrub tops with cute little animals. :) I love that I get to wear scrubs to work now. When I shop for scrubs it reminds me of my granny. :)
4. What is something you enjoy doing with your grandma?
I loved to go thrift shopping with my granny when she was still alive. I remember one time we were shopping in one of our favorite thrift stores and my granny wanted some new flip flops… She kept scooting along in her wheel chair – pushing herself around from isle to isle yelling out: ” I sure do need some new thongs! Do you see any thongs over there that will fit me? I nearly peed my pants from laughing so hard. And she just thought I was nuts.
5. What is something that your grandma has or passed on to you?
That’s easy! Her love of Avon and a good book!…and a good bargain!!…and her love for food!!! :) And hopefully if I’m lucky in my old age… her sweet sweet spirit.
Take a second to hop over and check out my VLOG this weekend. I’ll be posting a video called “The Grandma Tag”. It’ll have a little clip of my granny in it, just a few weeks before she passed away. It is a memory I will chericsh and it makes me so thankful for the technology we have today.
That’s it for me guys! Sweet dreams and I’ll see ya’ll tomorrow!