Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ninety years

Today is my Grandma Thole's 90th birthday. While she's not on the Internets, she is fully aware of the Internets, and I like to think she might actually get a kick out of getting a shout-out on good old Team Botanical. Grandma Thole is all about being in the know* and that's just one of the things I love about her. It's probably also where I got my nasty little know-it-all habit.

We celebrated the big event with an open house at my parents' home on Sunday. We thought we had surprised her, but of course she knew we'd do something. Of course she did, she's Grandma Thole. Who do we think we're trying to fool?

Grandma still works on marking and stitching quilts every day, she tools around in her Taurus, lives by herself, has a killer laugh and tells it like it is. And those are just a few of the reasons why I think it would be awesome to be like Grandma Thole one day. Happy birthday!

*EDITOR'S NOTE: One time in high school, my Grandma had this to say about a kid in my freshman class: "That Benny ____, he's on the dope." I about fell off my chair. I mean every kid in my class knew this, but I certainly didn't think my 73-year-old grandmother was in the know. How silly of me.

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