Monday, June 29, 2009

Memère's Birthday Party

As you know, we celebrated Memère's 99th birthday this weekend.
I was prepared for the worst.
Some people in the family have been saying she's going down hill.
I don't know who these people are talking about,
but it ain't Memère!

She is just as feisty as ever.
Doesn't she look great?


Notice that she's clutching a little change purse.
One of those purses that you squeeze to open.



This is going to be a long day for her.
I figure she may want to rely on a little strength,
Memère is a staunch Catholic -- she still takes Communion every week.
I fully expected her to be carrying her crucifix.
So I ask her (in French, of course, but I'll translate for ya'll)

"So, Memère, what's in the purse."
I nod my head at her hands.

She looks down at her purse.
Then leans over to me and whispers,

"It's money. We might play cards later. I want to be ready."

We both laugh uproariously.
I tell her I have to take a picture so that I can tell my friends.
I show her the picture after I take it.
She laughs and is quite pleased with herself.

"You tell your friends that I won!" she says.

I hope I'm just like her when I grow up.

6 comments:

Sabrina said...

You may already be....

Sunshinemeg said...

Love that granny is ready to bet it all! Sounds like she was probably something back in her day (and still is) = )

lady fairchilde said...

she's awesome!

Dani said...

What a fun little lady!

Dan Felstead said...

Now I know where you get your zany sense of humor!

Dan

Fragrant Liar said...

Aw, Memereis lovely. How great to be surrounded by family and celebrating your 99th birthday. I want to be her too. One of these days. Imagine all the things she's seen in the last 99 years.