Two days ago, my grandma celebrated her 70th birthday. She is one awesome lady. She grew up on an Indian reservation in northern Wisconsin and ended up a single mother with six kids when she met my grandfather. He said that she came into the garage that he was working in as a mechanic and all six kids were so well-groomed and well-behaved that he knew she was something special and fell in love with her right then. Grandma has always been the kind of woman who will bend over backwards for her family. If she can't be found at home, she is out driving someone around or playing bingo in Green Bay. When she cooks one of her specialty meals (chicken and rice with fry bread is a favorite) an APB goes out all over Sheboygan and everyone shows up for dinner. She is notorious for leaving her purse at my parents' house. So much so that we once hid her purse from her and she didn't even notice she didn't have it when she left the house.
My favorite thing to do with my grandma is to just talk and laugh. Once her laugh gets started, everyone has to join in. I lover her and miss her so much! I really wish I could have been with her on her big day.