Today my Granny, Beryl Lightfoot, is 91 years young. She is a beautiful lady and I like to think I get my "spunk" from her, she tells ya like it is whether you want to hear it or not, and I guess if you live to be 91, I guess you have the right to say it. Her Dad lived to be 97 and her Grandpa was 103.
Here are a couple pictures I snagged off my little sister Jacqui's blog. This is Granny last year in May, isn't she beautiful and they even put a little bit of make up on her. I love the twinkle in her eye and it looks like she might just be about to tell on someone at the home. Did you hear Bessie dyes her hair? Ha!
This is one of us when I was home last April Granny was working on her birthday cards and Jacqui and I stopped in to see her, and I think that she did not know I was coming so it was a surprise. I swear Granny has a better memory then I do. But it is funny cause we lived with Poppa (who, I talk to everyday, and he passed away in 1997) and Granny and our Mum for most of our young lives and when Granny would say stuff, sometimes she would say "Donna, Linda" before she got to Jacqui or Diana. Cause she was calling us her girl's names. Even now she will say remember this or that, but that was when Mum or Aunt Donna were little.
In 1999 I gave Granny a Grandmother book and in it were questions and stuff for her to answer and then she was to give the book back. I would highly recommend getting one of these books, or picking up one yourself for your own kids or grandkids and start filling it out. I learned so many things about Granny I had no idea. Like she said when she was a baby they said she would not live to be 1 years old, cause she laid around like a stick, never move. Boy were they wrong eh? Granny's nickname as a child was Birdie. Her favorite age was 17, cause that is when she met Poppa, Milton Lightfoot. She had to milk the cows before she went to school. She was through school at 13 years old, and I always wonder if she was a young girl in this day and age what she would do, cause she is a whiz at math, and at word puzzles, and spelling, she is so so smart. She went to a one room school so she had to listen to all the lessons, her last grade was grade 4. Granny and Poppa were married on July 30, 1940. Granny even gave me photocopies of the newspaper article tucked inside the book. I was just re-reading the book and cried in a few spots, especially when Granny writes about Poppa.
I love you Granny and I miss you so much, it was great to talk to you today!
So when I stepped out the door the other day I heard "cheep!cheep!cheep!", and so today I went out and took some pictures.
Well that is all for me today, I hope you have enjoyed getting to know a bit about my Granny, I wish you all could meet her.
Have a great Monday and thanks for stopping in!