04 October 2009

92 years young

Today my grandmother is 92 years young. As she puts it she never thought that she would live to this age! When I was a child and we would head for the mountains of North Carolina (no matter where we were) my grandmother would always be busy with her hillside of flowers. I believe that is one reason why she has remained "young"! She raised nine children, and when I think of families today who say they have it hard with one or two I just shake my head. My German grandparents had eight children. Those times were full of hardship, very little money, and in the case of my German grandparents, a war right at their front door.
I don't know if I will make it to that age, but I know one thing, if I do I want to be known as that young thing!!
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(Credit to Mary for the above picture)
Four generations below.
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comfrey cottages said...

oh happy birthday to your grandma! how lovely and vibrant she looks:) i love the four generation picture also:) thank you for sharing:) big herbal and honey hugs

CIELO said...

A happy and blessed birthday to your lovely mother... what a blessing to be able to still share your life with her... may God continue to bless you both...


Madelief said...

Hi Ulrike,

Congratulations on the birthday of your grandmother! She looks a lot younger then 92. Your so fortunate to have her still around. I wish my grandparents were still alive, but they all died in the 80s. I still miss them sometimes. Is that you with your father and your daughter on the picture? Have a lovely evening!

Lieve groet, Madelief

*Ulrike* said...

Yes, that is my father and my daughter on her wedding day a few years back. Not the greatest picture of me! I was so tired from doing all of the wedding, but it was so worth it after everyone said how nice it looked.

Mary said...

What a beautiful lady - I'm late but still sending belated wishes that her birthday was a day of celebration. That's a lovely pic of you all at the wedding.

My mum lived to 91, bless her - I miss her so. My mother-in-law is now 91 and we'll be off to see her in Penn. next week!

Do I want to live to be that age? Umm, I'm thinking about that - it's a long, long time!!

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