Sunday, November 28, 2010

One tough cookie

It's hard to believe it has been almost a year.  December 12, 2009 - Grandmother had a massive stroke. 

She has been forced to slow down.  She's had to stop driving and believe me, she fought that tooth and nail.  But still, she has got to be one of the most hard headed women I've ever known.  Thank God - because it's that hard head that makes her who she is. 

She raised 4 daughters and 2 sons while Grand daddy worked at the carburetor plant.  She shucked corn, canned green beans, made the most amazing lard biscuits, ran a tiller, and still found time to get out in the yard and show the boys she could play basketball.

She has taught all of us how to be strong, persevere, and how to be thankful.

I love you Grandmother.

These are the three reasons why I do what I do.


Out on the prairie said...

MMM those biscuits sound good. My mom strokedout and recovered, coming back with memories was fun to hear again.Looks like your youngest takes after grandma with that tongue.LOL

Bossy Betty said...

Sweet post! Your grandmother's fun spirit comes through in that picture! Looks like your youngest has the same spirit!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Cathy, Your grandmother sounds like George's father... Dad Adams is 98 ---and stubborn as a mule... He had to give up driving a couple of years ago -when he lost his eyesight to macular degeneration. BUT--he still gets on his roof to clean the gutters... GADS!!!!!

He's a MESS---but that's why he has made it to 98.

Pearl said...

THat was lovely.

Nice looking family!


Leann said...

I agree Bossy Betty - your youngest has the same genes!

Enjoy the season!

floweringmama said...

Oh yes, he definitely is a stinker and always has a smile!!

Jean said...

Good Genes in play here no doubt!
Wonderful post to Honor your spunky Grandmother!
Hope she is online and enjoying your tribute to her.:)

Jules said...

Sorry I'm late to this post, PC issues. Yes, us KY women are a strong bunch :) Your grandmother sounds divine.

Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Anonymous said...

There will never be another who such a dislike for butter like grandmother. Ha!