(Grandma with her mom)
with her oldest 2 children
Anyhow, Grandma Marilyn was pretty spunky. My Mom says that the Grandma I knew was way different than the mom she grew up with. For me she was pretty awesome.
Grandma with her 4 kids
When I think of Grandma I think of
florescent colored fingernails
nutter butters (almost always had them)
her organ (occasionally she'd let me play it)
triple pierced ears (yes hers!)
high heels shoes that matched her nails
fun blazers (80's/90's era)
her creeping up in the parking lot space until she bumped the cart sitting there
mai tai's (Grandma liked her cocktails)
Penny's catalogs (we spent hours flipping through those things)
the saying "three sheets to the wind"
fried chicken family dinners
pork chops once a week with fried potatoes
sodas in glass bottles
dogs (she always had at least 3)
stamped cross stitch embroidered quilts (I have one she made)
soap operas (couldn't miss her "programs")
polk a dots
calling for the "fairy Godmother" to come do the dishes when we were done eating
I could probably go on and on and on but those are the things that pop up first in my mind when I think of her.
Miss her bunches.