Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gram time!

For anyone who knows me they know that my Gram means more than anything in the whole world to me.  She has always just been there in my life.  When I was a little girl she called often, she sent cards in the mail, she would often send packages of all sorts off goodies.  The packages were always filled with clothes that she had made anywhere from panties to night gowns, to skirts and sweaters.  She also always included fun stuff that she would pick up when she was out.  Whenever she traveled to the Valley for business she would come and visit.  This usually included a few overnights in a hotel and eating out and followed by a shopping trip of some sort.  Whats not to love about the best Gram in the whole world. 
I often think about our relationship and wonder how it evolved into what it is today.  Without trying to complicate or confuse anyone who is reading this, all I can come up with is that some of us are born with strong family ties and some are not.  I am the type of person who is welcoming of everyone and anyone and my motto has long been more the merrier.  I have strong family ties and always cherished my time with my aunts and uncles and cousins and grandparents. 
My Gram has always been "that" person.  She has always been there for me and I know that I can go to her with whatever it may be.  Not many can say they have their own personal cheerleader.  I can and she is my cheerleader.  In all of my adventures and any place I have ended up she is the one person who has always come to visit me.  I saw her a year ago when I was home in Oregon and she is in New Jersey until next week and I am looking forward to making some more memories with her.  She has never been to Amish country and I am taking her this weekend.  We are going to take the train into NYC.  IShe is so easy going and up for anything.  She is the one who taught me how to crochet and for that I am thankful. 
I want to thank my gram for being who she is and for guiding me and at the same time letting me be me!


  1. I too was blessed with a lovely Nana...Nana Kettle...
    I put a photograph and a post of my Nana on my blog. I hope you have a great time Amish communities are fascinating :)

  2. gee... wish i knew that lady.. she must be special.. lol.. i am so lucky to have you in my life.. granddaughters are special.. i can still remember telling your folks that they hadn't consulted me about making me a grandmother.. so the least they could do was give me a granddaughter.. and they did.. best deal i ever made.. love you, babe