I had the pleasure of knowing my Great Grandma on my mom’s side. She died in 2003 at the age of 105 1/2. When she would write us letters, she would sign them GGR (Great Grandma Randall) and her age. So, the last letter/card I got said GGR105. Also, EVERY birthday, you could expect a card with $5 inside. It didn’t matter that I was close to thirty years old, Grandma still sent me $5. 🙂 Every Christmas, she would buy socks and Avon earrings in bulk and you could expect to get a pair of either one. LOL
My mom was going through my grandpa’s things the other day and came across a 15 page single space typed story of GGR’s life. It starts with some of her first memories in 1904! My mom brought the story over for me to scan in. I haven’t had a chance to sit down and read it yet, though it is at the top of my list! I want to make sure I have no interruptions so I can soak in all of this precious family history that Grandma Randall was wise enough to write down for us to read.
There she is in the middle of us back in 1984. I’m the dark haired dork doing bunny ears on my brother. Like my plastic shoes?