Memories of Granny’s Day Out

It’s been a rough week in this house.  Granny had a bad fall.  She is in the hospital, surrounded by doctors, love, family, but not much hope.  I find my self easily distracted, and not able to write.  I am spending lots of time with my girls right now, I know it is where I’m supposed to be.  I find myself reflecting on my charismatic, tell it like she sees it, quick to hug and laugh, Grandmother and that one time I decided to see just how spontaneous she was. 

Grandma or GG (Great Grandma) as my girls call her, was in her 91st year.
I called her up early in the morning and asked her if she was feeling spontaneous.
She said she was up for anything!
I picked her up an hour later.
In this:

We cruised the city.
Horns honked at us.
Granny smiled.
Three twenty something’s pointed and grinned. Stared a little too long at us at the stop light.
“She is hot isn’t she?” I queried.
“Oh you are both so so hot” The young man yelled back.
Granny let go the loudest laugh I have heard in years. No one has called her hot for 50 years!

We circled the park.
Stopped for sustenance.
Drove past the landmarks.
Went out into the country.

Time to go home.
Granny had a long overdue birthday gift for me.
A lovely china cup and saucer that had been her grandmothers. AND…
a pair of jeans she picked out just for me.
They were a size 16.
I’m a size 8.
I did tell her I did not think they were going to fit.
She insisted I prove it.
Those “how to cook light” and “diet” books she gave me at Christmas must have worked!
At least I gave her a second giggle.

I hope when I’m 90 my Granddaughter comes and takes me out for a spin in the sunshine. I also hope that granddaughter has half as much fun as I did today.

Hugs and prayers for my Grandmother and all who love her….


  1. What a firecracker she is. Wishing her all the best….prayers and good thoughts for your sweet GG.

  2. Hugs and prayers for you all.

  3. Oh I am sorry Stephanie your Grandmother sounds like a wonderful woman and I do send my prayers and hugs to her and your family.. Take care. HUGS B

  4. She sounds like great fun, hope she makes a full recovery so you can have more days like that with her!

  5. Precious story about you and your grandmother. Keeping her in my prayers.
    ((HUGS)) to you………..

  6. Anne Taylor says:

    What an amazing memory to cherish for years to come! What a blast it must have been for both of you! Sending healing thoughts to your grandmother.

  7. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    Sounds like that was an amazing day. Hugs and prayers coming your way for granny.

  8. Aww! A sweet memory you will have forever! Sending you hugs and prayers.

  9. Wonderful to have such great moments with some of our favourite people. I am sorry you are all going through this right now. Hugs my dear friend, thinking of you and your family. xoxo

  10. Very sweet! Very much a day you will remember for years and years to come! Sending thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery for Gran!

  11. A lovely story, it reminds me of my Grandmother. I miss her a lot.

  12. Richard Hicks says:

    Reminds me of my Grandma who turned 91 this year. She is in rest home, but everyone there loves her so much. She sounds resilient and will come through this.

  13. Beautiful. Tearing up. Thinking if you all xo

  14. Oh Stephanie! Of course you know that your grandmother and all who love her are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you lots of virtual hugs.

  15. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    My grandmother would have loved a ride in a convertible! What a wonderful story. Happy Birthday to your granndma!

  16. Lovely story…..thanks for sharing. So glad you have these wonderful memories! Love and Hugs…

  17. this is such a lovely tribute post to what sounds like a lovely Grandmother. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

  18. Victoria Ess says:

    My thoughts are with her as well, and with you and yours. How is this remarkably vibrant woman doing?

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