- Jun 2004 Archive
I love my husband's Grandmother. She is in her late 80s and
lives a simple life as she and Grandpa are on a small, fixed pension. She bakes
her food from scratch, mends everything, and tracks food sales so they can
maintain their independence. My husband and I get birthday and anniversary cards
with very lovely personal notes. Sound simple?
Oma had 6 children. All are married and she counts their
spouses as her children. (12 birthday, 6 anniversary cards, 18 cards total)
She has 32 biological, foster, adopted, and
step-grandchildren. 20 of those grandchildren are married. (64 birthday, 26
anniversary, 90 cards total)
She has 16 great-grand children that are either biological or
step - she doesn't differentiate. (106 cards total.)
Besides, she sends cards for new babies, new houses,
promotions, graduations, when someone wins a spelling bee or when they are in a
school play. The children and grandchildren are scattered over three continents,
but she always keeps up with who are doing what. She probably sends between
150-200 cards per year.
Am I the only one who is impressed? Well apparently some of
her grand/great-grandchildren aren't. They find her cards silly and
disappointing. Remember I said she works hard at her simple life? The cards do
not contain any money...
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