My maternal grandmother [Nanna] was a big influence on my life. Today is the 100th anniversary of her birth.
She taught me to crochet, use a sewing machine and took us on outings. Our annual holidays - two weeks at the beach - were paid for by my maternal grandparents and I didn't know until it was too late to show my appreciation.
Thank you Lord that she was a part of my life for 32 years. Not everyone has their grandparents for so long.
Gran-nan, Nanna, Mum, Bessie - 1909-1989 - rest in peace.
edited to add: For those who've already read this post, my apologies; Blogger was supposed to hold it until today but for some strange reason, published it in the wee hours of Sunday! Thanks, Delighted Hands, for you subtle correction!