Monday, August 1, 2011

When I Get Older...

I want to be like my mother-in-law, when I get older. Her mind is sharp as a tack and even with her arthritis, two hip replacements, and a knee replacement, she doesn't sit still. She makes it to church on Sundays, cooks and cleans for her daughter's family, loves to attend hockey games, and loves to laugh at a good joke.
My husband is the cute kid on the right.
This week she is flying to Michigan, by herself, to go to her family reunion. She and her sister are the only remaining siblings out of nine children. Her son and granddaughter will fly in from Minnesota to meet her there. She's proud to be the oldest of the "Graves" family that will be attending.

She's 89 years young. She still has the dimples, too.

3 comments:

lil red hen said...

Wow! That's wonderful for her to be able to do all those things in spite of health problems. Now I don't know about flying -- especially alone -- I'd be terrified even at my age!

Janet, said...

How neat! She sounds like a wonderful person.

Rita said...

That is wonderful that she is still so very active and still going. I think that is what kept my mom as "young" as she was when she passed away. She was always on the go and loved being with other people. I hope you can be like your mother-in-law too! Keep going!

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