Happy Birthday Grandma

Today is my grandma’s birthday. This is a picture of her with my mom — probably late 1930s, early 1940s. She died in 1982. I was talking to someone the other night and said I had to go to bed. She, laughingly, offered to sing me a lullaby and it brought back the song “Kentucky Babe” that my grandma use to sing to me. What a great memory to have float back into your life.

By the way the link is the Lennon Sisters on The Lawrence Welk Show. Oh I wanted to be a Lennon Sister when I was little. She had her own, especially after I read “Camp Calamity” where she was a camp counselor. Of course I also wanted to be Annette Funicello, Haley Mills, Gidget, Petula Clark, and Patty Duke – to name the ones I can remember. also wanted to be Nancy Drew, famous teenage sleuth.I would study these women on television or in movies and then I would spend hours trying to walk like they did, or dress the same, or talk the same. But I eventually outgrew that in my teen years when I wanted to be Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda Morgenstern, Cher, Twiggy, Janis Joplin. Today, with the possible exception of any woman who is sleeping with Keifer Sutherland, I’m okay with being me.

This weekend is Mother’s Day. It’s a good day to remember moms, grandmas, great aunts and aunts. I’m lucky because I have lots of great women who I can think of with love.

Have a good weekend.