I have been incredibly fortunate to have wonderful grandparents, and I've been even luckier that my children have had a chance to know their great-grandmas. One is still alive, and serves as a great example of kindness, hard work, and learning. I don't know how many 94-year-olds regularly log in and check e-mail, but I know one who does! Hi, Grandma!
Today would have been my other grandma's 88th birthday. Grandma had a heart of gold. She loved to laugh, she loved to visit, and she opened her home to everyone. She always had a smile on her face. And though I can't think of a prompting event, I can still hear her saying, "Oh, for heaven's sake!"
Happy birthday, Grandma.