Lelly's challenge this
week month: "May means *wedding month* to me. And, no, this challenge is not going to be about weddings (unless you want it to be...) This month's challenge is simply:
- Tuesday, May 6 something old
- Tuesday, May 13 something new
- Tuesday, May 20 something borrowed
- Tuesday, May 27 something blue
Take it literally, take it figuratively, but by all means, make a commitment to complete all four challenges for the month of May!"
My maternal grandma passed away when my Mom was just 6 years old. My Mom had 2 older sisters and 2 younger brothers. My grandfather kept the children for awhile, but he was anything but a caring parent. Eventually an aunt and uncle offered to raise these children. So four of the children came from Texas to live with their aunt and uncle in Arizona. I am not sure how long after the children were here that my great-uncle Lowell passed away leaving his wife to care for her five children as well as his niece's and nephews. She did an amazing job raising all those children on her own. I always knew her as Grandma. My Mom called her Aunt Myrtle. Some in the family like to remind us that she wasn't really our Grandma. She was and will always be my Grandma and I know that I am her granddaughter. She passed away in 1997 from breast cancer. After she had passed away we were invited to come to her home and pick a few things to remember her by. I found this beautiful little vase and a stack of handkerchiefs. I keep them in a little box in my closet, but after opening the box and looking at them for this challenge I have decided I need to find a special place for them so I can see them and enjoy them more.
On May 10th she would be celebrating her 96th birthday. This is a picture of her taken around 1935.
After looking at that picture I think I could have just put a picture of my neck as something old. Why didn't someone tell my I have wrinkles on my neck?!?!? You would think with all my double chins I wouldn't have to worry about neck wrinkles! Holy old lady neck!