Age is a state of mind! If you don't think so, just ask mom! She's still eager to go places and do things. And she's 89! She always likes to be with her kids, grand kids and great grand kids, even if it means hopping on a plane to go across the country! She flew out to San Francisco to visit some of her offspring, then to Charlotte to see more! She's not afraid to get on board and even change flights if needed. She does now enjoy using her senior status to get priority boarding, but otherwise she doesn't look for exceptions.
She visited a winery with us, actually, we stayed overnight there through an organization called Harvest Hosts. The businesses allow a self-contained RV to use their parking lot for overnighting. It is mostly wineries, produce farms and golf courses. Mom enjoyed a glass of their red wine with us.
One purpose for her visit to NC was to present Leo with his Big Boy Quilt. Mom has been making a queen size quilt for each of her great grands. She has one more to go, and she has a plan for that one. She's decided to use the Churn Dash block and it's going to look something like this:
She has always had a talent for sewing of all kinds. And she wants to give each of these little kids a quilt that will last them into adulthood.
And on the right we have a 4 generation picture! That is really special! Ian is the oldest of these 3 boys, and he does have some memories of my dad. He and Jack usually have a question or 2 about the great grandpa that they didn't know well. "Is great grandpa in heaven?" "Why did he have to get sick and die?" We usually get into a little talk about their questions, and then we bring the conversation around to a story about him. When Ian was a baby, he really liked to look at photo albums. I used one of those cheap little 4x6 photo books and put a whole collection of snapshots of family members in it. He loved to sit with someone and say the names of the people. That little photo book survived and now Jack and Leo play with it, too.
It's great that all of us have a good example of growing old and doing it well!
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