Happy Birthday, Granny!

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Another year sexier!

Today is my dear, sweet Grandmother’s 94th birthday.  I’m not able to see her very often since we live so far from her, but I think about her often (even if I am remiss in calling her when I should).  I do try to send her flowers for special occasions, though – Granny’s first name is Daisy, so I always try to make sure that any arrangement that is sent has lots of daisies in it.

I’m the oldest of her grandchildren, born to her oldest daughter; one of my favorite pictures is that of Granny, my Mom, me, and my oldest daughter, Rachel, when she was a baby:

Four Generations of Carroll Women - 1987

Four generations of lovely ladies

When I think about all of the things that have happened in my grandmother’s lifetime, I am truly amazed – when she was 7 years old, Charles Lindbergh made his historic flight across the Atlantic Ocean; forty-two years later, man walked on the moon (she even got to brag to her friends and family that her son-in-law was one of many who helped to make that possible).

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The kids, their spouses, and the grandkids

She has seen amazing changes in medical science – the development of vaccines which prevented people from contracting potentially fatal illnesses, the miracle of antibiotics, the discovery of how DNA works, organ transplants, prenatal ultrasounds, cancer treatments, and so much more have all originated in her lifetime.

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Eight of the fourteen great-grandchildren

In her lifetime, she has seen the advent of indoor plumbing, central heat and air, and homes wired for electricity.  She has seen telephone technology advance from an expensive luxury with clunky equipment into a lightweight, portable gadget that literally puts the world at peoples’ fingertips.

Three Generations

Granny, Mom, and Me

I am so glad that I still have my Granny here – she’s a lot of fun, and I love her very much!

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The grandsons got Granny a “present” (they offered to take them off of her hands, since she doesn’t drink….)

About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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