Monday, November 19, 2007

Giving Thanks: 95 And Still Alive

We had Grandmas 95th Birthday Party this weekend. Someone said that the older you get the truer to yourself you are. You begin to care less about pretenses, appearances, and the like, allowing your true self to shine. Grandma is as real as they come...and then some. The type of person I'd like to be when I'm older (and less concerned about pretenses, appearances, and the like). Born while her family was on the run from the Mexican Army, well-educated (has her Masters from Columbia and her PhD from Berkeley), well-traveled (over 180 countries), social (has more friends and visitors to her home than I do), adored, admired, romantically stylish, and still sharp as a tac. Never afraid to speak her mind. So thankful to have her around.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Happy birthday to yuor gramps! lovely photo you found