I Can Only Imagine

Ever really think about getting old? Like, really really old? But good old? This weekend was my husband’s grandmother’s 90th birthday. We flew out to see the family and have a little party. She’s sharp as a tack. You have to speak up a little, but she can still beat you at pinochle. All of her six children and a huge part of her grandchildren were there. It was so neat to see her so happy.

We got to spend a night out with my FIL (father-in-law) too. He told us so many stories of things he’s experienced, my head was spinning. He saw Liberace. An Sammy Davis Jr. And Elvis. In the front row.
I’ve kept journals semi faithfully since I was a kid. Just a planner where I write down what we go do. I’m convinced that’s the only way I’ll remember anything when I’m well, 40. There was a lot of talk about age, about science and cures and health and living. We might live longer in this generation. We might see more craziness. Will we run out of water? Will it be too hot? It’s funny to think about what has changed in 90 years, and what might change in the next 90.

90 years old


7 thoughts on “I Can Only Imagine

  1. My grandmother will be 96 this year. She’s a very tired old lady and expected to die a few months after my grandfather did. That was 16 years ago.

    I don’t like to think about growing old, because I am pretty darn close. Age 50 is only 4 years away and well, that’s just sucky.

    Happy birthday, tho, to your granny and as long as she’s happy, it’s good.

  2. I had this sensation that someone was threatening to whip me, and then I read your blog and found out that I may have been right….

    I still consider myself young (at 34) but am amazed by the events that have unfolded in the lifetimes of my grandparents and others. For example, with your husband’s grandmothers lifetime: 90 years ago was 1918. The U.S. was entering WWI. She would have been entering her 20’s during WW II. Think of the incredible things she has seen during her lifetime!

  3. J – sometimes just a hi reminds me that I have people reading. Kthx 😉
    A – Her stories were amazing, especially the fact she remembered so much! That’s what had me worried!

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