would have been

today would have been
my grandmother’s 96th birthday
she died on May 1, 2006
each year since her passing
I think of her on her birthday
January 4 shall always be
her birth day
she was a fascinating woman
a marvelous grandmother
an adventurer at heart
brave in big ways
and small ones
with hazel eyes
that twinkled when she grinned
and narrowed in inquisition
often a playful wink
I miss her
still
I love you, Grandma
I am thankful for
the many lessons
taught and learned
that I carry with me
your voice is still in my head
and my heart
today I’ll bake a cake for you
in the heart shaped pans
you gave me
long ago
and I’ll think about you
on what would have been
your 96th birthday
enjoy the celebration
from Heaven

May Day
http://my.opera.com/jbaird/blog/2011/05/02/may-day

just a taste of it
http://my.opera.com/jbaird/blog/2011/06/14/just-a-taste-of-it

Wedding Anniversary
http://my.opera.com/jbaird/blog/2011/06/14/wedding-anniversary

the naked ladies are bloomin'
http://my.opera.com/jbaird/blog/2011/08/22/the-naked-ladies-are-bloomin

Strands of Silver
http://my.opera.com/jbaird/blog/strands-of-silver

© 2012 Janean Baird, Turquoise Tangles

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4 thoughts on “would have been

  1. special to remember such a lovely woman in your life. I'm sorry you lost your grandmother. happy you still celebrate her life! :heart:

  2. Originally posted by studio41:

    special to remember such a lovely woman in your life. I'm sorry you lost your grandmother. happy you still celebrate her life! :heart:

    She was remarkable. A lot of live up to. Even now. Thank you for your kind, heartfelt note. Yes, her life and her memory live on in all of us. You posted about hands on Christmas Day, I remember her hands, I also remember her hazel eyes. My father and sister inherited them from her, lighter brown than mine with flecks of green and gold. She's still in my head, and my heart most of all. ~ Janean:heart:

  3. Originally posted by jbaird:

    I remember her hands, I also remember her hazel eyes. My father and sister inherited them from her, lighter brown than mine with flecks of green and gold.

    how nice to remember and to see features passed down.

  4. Originally posted by studio41:

    Originally posted by jbaird:

    I remember her hands, I also remember her hazel eyes. My father and sister inherited them from her, lighter brown than mine with flecks of green and gold.

    how nice to remember and to see features passed down.

    No hazel eyes in the generation that followed though. Perhaps they'll skip one and I'll see them again in my grandchildren. (NOT that I'm rushing my sons ages 11 and 8…I swear I'M NOT!)

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