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.


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!


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.