My Grandma celebrated her 99th birthday this weekend. It is amazing to think of all the changes she has experienced in that time. I made a few small things for her.
I wrote down 99 memories I have of things I recall about her and put them in a little scrapbook. Because we lived only a few miles apart, many of my childhood activities included things we did together. Things like gathering huckleberries and hickory nuts in the woods. Family dinners with special foods- frosted gingerbread cookies for Christmas, turkey and dressing for Thanksgiving, and custard eggs for Easter. Sewing and cooking together. Her singing and playing the piano. And always flowers-- she grew all kinds of flowers: gladiolas, roses, cannas, calla lilies, and even gardenias. She made corsages to wear to church, and made my wedding bouquet.
This little box has 99 M&Ms in it (chocolate is her favorite).
The card has flowers of course.
Spending time recalling all the things we have done was very special.