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.
We cruised the city.
Horns honked at us.
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….