- She loved yoga.
- She walked everywhere. She never owned a car or had a driver's license.
- She cut her grass with a manual push mower (no gasoline powered mowers for her) until she was in her early 90's.
- She put out a big garden every year and tended to it each day.
- She loved to wear a little sun/bucket hat.
I think my fondest memories of her relate to my birthday and a special tradition she began. As a little girl, each year for my birthday, she would bake me a lamb cake. It is a homemade angel food cake baked into a lamb shaped pan. It's frosted with 7-minute icing and coconut flakes. I can recall so vividly getting that big box in the mail. Dad would put it on the table and carefully cut it open, causing all of the real popcorn to come flooding out onto the table. For the rest of my life, this will always be my favorite birthday cake. I am blessed to have her special pan and her hand-written recipe for that cake.
Happy Birthday Gramma! I love you and miss you!
Happy 39th Anniversary to Mom & Dad!