Grandma Barb’s This and That

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Live a Long Life but Don't Grow Old



That is my mother's motto.  She is 95 years old today and I am so fortunate to still have her!  Isn't she just the cutest. She still lives in her own apartment in an assisted living complex.  She doesn't do any cooking or cleaning but is pretty self sufficient.  She gets around well using a walker and her mind is still pretty sharp.  She has a great sense of humor.  She writes in a little journal everyday, mostly entering mundane things like what the meals are, etc.  She keeps her mind sharp by doing crossword puzzles, word finds, and emailing,  She doesn't have a computer but has an email machine that she uses to email her sister and my girls.

On Saturday my girls put on a Open House 95th birthday party for her and a 70th birthday party for me.  It was such a fun day with a lot of friends and relatives attending. The girls did a great job of decorating and serving homemade cupcakes and ice cream.   We each got a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  You can see mom's behind her.

  Here is a picture of mom and my girls.  The two on the right are twins.




Below is a picture of my family, minus one son-in-law and two grandsons.



This is what brings joy and sunshine to my life.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Live a Long Life but Don't Grow Old

Until Next Time

Barb









20 comments:

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Barb! What a WONDERFUL post and Happy Birthday to your Mom and to you too!! You have a very nice looking family and also a very loving family...life is good isn't it! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment...it was so nice to 'see' you. Have a nice day!
Maura :)

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Barb,

"Happy Birthday" to you and your mom!!!

You have a beautiful looking family.

xo,
Dee

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful! I very much enjoy hearing good news stories about people who grow old gracefully. :)

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Barb,
What a special post. Happy Birthday! to you and your mom. It's wonderful to hear such a nice story. I like your mom's motto! Have a great day!
-Lynn

Rosie Goins said...

I hope your Mom had a wonderful birthday.

momto8 said...

what beautiful, happy pictures!!
Happy birthday to you both!!

Geneva said...

This was wonderful Barb! Happy Birthday to You & Your Mom! You're both beautiful and have a beautiful family!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The other's here have said what I was going to say! Happy Birthday to you and your mom. You both are beautiful ladies and you have a beautiful family, too! Have a nice Friday and weekend!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Happy birthday to you and your mother!!
What a beautiful post and such a lovely family.
You are certainly blessed, Barb. xo

Gail said...

Happy Birthday to you and your Mom! You have a beautiful family Barb. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

Zoey said...

Happy Birthday, Barb's Mom. I love your motto!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

What a great post,Barb! Happy Birthday to you and your Mom! I absolutely love your Mom's motto! Yes, you're so blessed to still have her with you. I enjoyed the photos - what a nice looking family you have. Thanks for sharing with us!
Hugs, Cindy

ImSoVintage said...

What a beautiful family you have. Happy birthday to both of you. You neither one look your age.
Hugs,
Laura

CameraCruise said...

Happy Birthday to you and your mom!
Wonderful post, love your mom's motto!
Wish you a beautiful weekend.
Mette

Marie said...

She's wonderful! How great that most of the family could celebrate together! You have a lovely family! Happy birthday to both you and your Mom!

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!! It is so wonderful to see your whole family--and oh what beautiful daughters you have!!!
XO
Cindy

Audrey said...

Hi Barb ... Lovely family. So lucky to still have your Mom. Wonderful blog to be able to honor her.
Blessings.

Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

TexWisGirl said...

oh, God bless your sweet mom (and you!) how wonderful!

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Happy Birthday, Barbara! Your family is wonderful!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Hi Barb,

WOW - two very important birthday celebrations, how wonderful!

Happy belated - and may you and your entire family stay happy and healthy!

I am visiting from Cindy's blog called Arts, Books, Tea.

God bless!