Everyone knows that song, right? Have you ever sung it for real though? To someone who is 102 years old? We did this weekend. I kid you not.
This past Saturday, my Grandma turned 102. My parents and brother went to her assisted living center for lunch, and watched her receive guests as the all wished her well and thanked her for the cake. Sunday, our whole family celebrated with her with a lunch in her honor at my parents house. She sang songs, she told stories, we watched YouTube videos featuring “the Peabody” dance. She’s decided she was so thin back then because the dance is really fast and she must have burned a lot of calories dancing.
Megan re-wrote the birthday song, because she didn’t want to insult her great grandma. I think I like her version better:
Happy birthday to you,
You smell like a FLOWER,
AND YOU LOOK LIKE ONE TOO!
Anyway, it was full day of celebrating, complete with ice cream cake. And she wasn’t about to take any help when it came to blowing out the candles!
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Amazing. It is such a blessing to have grandparents still around, and especially for those great-grandchildren to know their GGs! She looks spry- definitely sweet! Bet she’s a bit sassy, too.