Today is my grandmother's 75th birthday. Tonight her family is going to get together to eat lasagna and celebrate her life. She is the mother to six children and the grandmother to five. Recently she has even acquired a couple of great-grandchildren. I have been an incredibly lucky girl, because I grew up only twenty minutes away from my grandmas.
This was the grandma who used to bake with us. For Easter, we attempt to make elaborate Easter basket cakes and at Christmas, lots of sugar cookies. She would find things in magazines that she thought we would like to create and save them until we came for a visit.
She was the grandma who used to let us do really messy crafts in her house. The ones with glitter and glue and Popsicle sticks. Anything we could come up with was fair game. There was always a craft to be done.
This was the grandma who lived on a farm, with a creek, whose grandchildren had to play in the creek and catch toads and fish. She even let us come in her house after that.