Saturday, June 14, 2008

Flag Day

In US is June 14th. That's the one day everyone should put out their flags. Usually the town also puts them out. Flag day was my Maternal Grandmother's Birthday. She was born in 1904 and died in 1993, she was 88 years, 9 months and 24 days old.

This was a Grandma before her time. She loved to go sit along a creek and fish. Thought it was hilarous when she would catch a crawfish, and whip it back at us kids, while it was still on the hook on her old cane pole. Then she would twist off it's tail and fish with it. Some of them seemed to have larger claws on the front then others, but it didn't matter, I hated it when she would flip them back at us for devilment. She also would light up a Lucky Strike or a Cool cigarette, saying it kept the mosquitoes away

She also loved to play cards with the men. A few times when I stayed for a day or two, she would talk me into playing Chinese Checkers/Marbles. Of course she always won and when I would get tired of playing and always losing I somehow just miraculously won a game. Think she let me. LOL

She just wasn't the usual kind of Grandma. She also drove her own car until she was about 75 then she sold it, but kept her driver's license current just in case. LOL

She was completely opposite of my Paternal Grandmother. This was one of the last pictures I have of her, I had gone over to her apartment and brought her over to our house to have dinner with our family. She lived about 7 miles from us before she had to go to a Nursing Home.
Happy Birthday Grandma

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9 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

A fitting tribute to a great sounding person... I think I would have got on well with her.. ..

I have a flag flying for my friends today...

Wanda said...

Yes, what a fitting tribute, to a most interesting lady.

My mother was a master of Chinese Checkers/ Marbles ~~~ I never won when playing her!

Thanks for sharing this delightful lady with us.

carl h. sr. said...

She sounds like quite the character,your Grandma!
It is such a blessing to have time with someone like her.
It sure changes a persons life for the better.

reader Wil said...

She must have been a very wise lady and goodlooking too! This is a beautiful tribute to her!

reader Wil said...

Happy Flagday! Sorry I didn't know that this was a special day, but have a wonderful day!

Renie Burghardt said...

What a lovely remembrance and picture of your grandmother. She was an interesting and fun lady, from your description. I enjoyed this post!

I had my flag flying today!

Have a good night, and a wonderful Sunday, Patty.

Renie

Mississippi Songbird said...

This is a beautiful tribute to your Grnadma.. What a beautiful lady she was..

Melissa said...

You know I just bought a package of those marshmallow cookies she liked today at the store. I'll bring them along tomorrow for us to all eat. Her birthday is easy to remember...Flag Day.

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ Your Grandma looks lovely and sounds like a character.
This is a lovely tribute to her.
Happy Father's Day to Abe and the other fathers in the family.
Glad you had a nice visit with your mother with your daughter and the pie
for lunch sounded good. Glad you got the lawns mowed before the rain.
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.