Cheers to my blogging friends who surprised me with a blog hop last weekend! (If you missed it you can start it here on Mary Fish's site.) I am cutting back on some Design Team duties due to my soon to arrive granddaughter! There's a shower to host, rooms to ready - and lots of shopping to do! I will stay on the PPA team but will leave the Freshly Made Sketches team until the end of September.
Along with some gorgeous "Grandma" cards my fellow stampers shared wonderful stories about their own grandmothers. My grandmother was more Auntie Mame than Grandma. Born in Yorkshire, England in 1901 she arrived here in 1953 and never looked back. She loved everything American - especially bowling and Bingo - and managed to do both until she was almost 90!
She had 8 grandchildren and we were all scared to death of her false teeth. She'd breeze in laughing and say "Give us a kiss, luv"! We would do it as fast as we could because we were never quite sure if she would kiss us or rattle those teeth at us! When she died in 1996 I went to the nursing home to gather up her personal effects. As I was leaving a nurse called me back and said "Here you will need to take these to the funeral parlor." And I am sure you know what was in the plastic cup that nurse handed me.............I swear I could hear my grandmother laughing..........
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