Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Friday, June 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Special Little One

You spent the day with grandma last week. A day of smiles and laughter. You have laughter that puts a smile on grandma's face. I want you to fill the rooms of my new country home with your laughter. I want the walls filled with that joy.This evening I try and remember some of the things you said to me. I should have documented throughout the day. But did not."Did you know your coach's wife is my doctor" "yes grandma". I told her she was the best doctor in the world. "how do you know grandma". Guess it is wisdom I told her. "What is wisdom" I said something like "when you live a long time like grandma you have a special wisdom". "Do you have to live a long time to have wisdom" - "well it takes a lot of life experience to have wisdom". "What is experience grandma"?Well you can gather from this conversation that it went on and on. So many words I used she would ask what they meant. Hopefully I can watch this little one develop the enthusiasm for life that is so evident. Every time my two little one's visit they go to my desk and come to me with my glasses on with a smile and say "do I look like a grandma" then they start laughing. Girls leave grandma's glasses alone.

Today was spent with grandma. On an errand you pointed out the bowling alley and shared that daddy took you there yesterday to bowl. You beat him and you told me that even old people could play this game. I asked "am I old Caity" - "yes, she replied - but you are young old". Now how is that remark for making grandma smile.

Happy Birthday on your 7th - my special little one.

Memory from One Woman and she is still learning how to scan old pictures and make the quality a little better.


Ugich Konitari said...

"Young old !" ....How great is that !

kenju said...

How cute she is!

Gilly said...

She's gorgeous, and such a lovely enquiring mind!

And "young old" - I shall have to try to be that!!

Tabor said...

That type of day will keep you young!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Ugich, kenju, Gilly and Tabor - thank you for your comments. I am still smiling "I am young-old and what is better then that"?

Sky said...

young-old and very beautiful, ernestine!

per the post beneath this - i moved once the way you are describing, little by little. by the time the last load was in i was fully unpacked and living well in my new place - the best move i ever made! when you can do it i think it is the best way to go!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sky, getting ready to turn this "thing" off. Thank you for the kind comment. I look at that photo of me 7 years ago. Age has now set in. My hair is turning silver and guess it is time for everything else to begin to happen.
I clean up good but most of the time in my old muddy clothes.
Take care and have a great day.

Janice Lynne Lundy said...

What a lovely tribute to your granddaughter. You are such a precious grandma. She will remember you well and all she special times you shared together. :-) Great role modeling, too!

Darlene said...

Out of the mouths of babes - Caity described you perfectly; young old.

I know she will be singing, "Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go." after you move into your country house.

Happy Birthday, Caitlin.

Sarah Lulu said...

What a sweet sweet child.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Jan, Darlene and Sara Lu - thank you for your kind comments.