It is the day that my sweet Nanny celebrated her birthday.
The photo on the far left is of my Nanny and I, when I was 5.
My Nanny….my father’s mother, my grandmother…..
….the woman who inspired me to sew. A wonderful doll maker, homemaker, a master at making the best chocolate pies and a steadfast reader of Harlequin Romance books.
Nanny always had a good joke to tell, loved the Oakland A’s and was a loyal fan up to her age of 94.
A little tea cup was kept for me in her china cabinet. She served me hot chocolate in it when I was a little girl. I have it now and cherish the sweet times shared with her over a cup of hot chocolate goodness.
A patient woman who allowed me to drive her car through country roads before I was even allowed to drive. She didn’t fret when we climbed fences or trees. In fact, she even knew about the time we took an old purse of hers, tucked a dollar bill at the top, strung fishing line to it and put it in the middle of the road. We waited for someone to stop to get the purse and would real it in, much to their surprise! Oh the things we got away with!! Those were the days!……….
Nanny always gave us pocket change so we could walk to the corner market to get a bottle of Coke and a bag of peanuts. Ever had peanuts in Coke? It is really good. Like French fries dipped in a chocolate shake good!
Visits to Nan’s were always the best. She was a wonderful grandmother……always in my heart…even with every stitch I make on my sewing machine. Because of her, I create, I explore my dreams – like she did. A dreamer….A hard worker…an amazing woman.
Best Birthday wishes to you, Nanny Hazel. Sending a hug to Heaven this day…..