Monday, June 23, 2008

Today is Memère's 98th Birthday

I have wonderful memories of Memère. My grandparents lived about a five hour drive from our home. Whenever they visited, they would stay for several weeks. Memère would always bring date squares. They were absolutely delicious!

Mom and Memère would play game after game of Yahtzee. Every game was played for money … no point in playing if it's not for money! They'd each break out their little containers of dimes and ante up. At night, the cards came out and they played late into the evening. Memère still plays cards and Yahtzee for money and she wins all the time. Quite frankly, I think she cheats!

As she ages, her ability to speak and understand English is diminishing. She refuses to see the English doctor because she thinks he's incompetent … she can't understand him, therefore he doesn't know what he's doing. You gotta love this kind of logic!

I know that I'm going to be a crotchety old lady in a nursing home and I am proud to say that I have learned from the best!

Bonne Fête, Memère, je t'aime!!

2 comments:

Frantastic said...

Bonne (belated) Fete a ta Grandmere! And Happy Birthday to you today! And Xronia Polla to my Giagia (my Greek counterpart to Memere) tomorrow!

Anyway, my grandmother doesn't trust doctors either (even though they speak the same language) - she prefers to follow the advice of her neighbours. They always know better, don't they lol

frantastic said...

I know this is late, but I've just seen the photo of Memere. She looks like the epitome of a grandmother - I love her!

That's all I gots to say.