Today's Pink Saturday
is awfully special to me!
This is a picture
This sweet picture of my Gramma
(wearing her pretty little pink corsage)
was taken at my Aunt Janet's wedding in 1965.
There were not many pictures taken of her.
We all savour each & every one.
My Aunt Janet was looking at her wedding album
the other day and she found this picture.
Jacob scanned it for us. It is a bit blurry
because we couldn't remove it from
it's album. (It was one of those with the sticky
My Gramma was the mother
to 10 children.
My Mom was the baby of her family.
(To say she was/is spoiled by all
would be an understatement.)
My Gramma was loved by all.
Everybody from the old neighborhood
all called her "Ma".
She had 26 Grandchildren.
And of course, I was one of her favorites!
I was with her every chance I could get.
Our Gramma started a family picnic in 1970.
She wanted to make sure that no one lost touch
throughout the years...
So every year for the past 39 years
we have held our picnic.
It is always the Sunday of Memorial Weekend
at Central Park. No matter what.
No matter the weather....
We stood outside wearing mittens,
or bikinis...we huddled together in hailstorms
and tornado sirens.
Just last year we had another tornado warning.
Instead of seeking shelter, the nuts with the
new pick-ups pulled them under the park pavilion
so they wouldn't get hail damage....
Gramma passed away in 1972,
she would be proud that her tradition
is still going strong.
She was the best cook -
and many of her recipes still carry-0n.
Janet will make her baked beans,
my Mom will make the potato salad,
I attempt to re-create her Poppyseed Roll.
Among many, many others....
With 4 Sisters and 1 brother remaining,
26 Grandchildren and 35 Great-grandchildren
and numerous Great-great grandchildren
the tradition continues....
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