Saturday, February 28, 2009

Grandma June

I miss you Grandma!

March is the month when I miss my Grandma the most. She will have been gone 7 years on the 6th of March. She was our "Wild Irish Rose" and one of the most influential women in my life. My favorite memory was when I stayed with her for about a month before Pat and I got married. My Grandpa had passed away not long before that and I needed some "Grandma Time".

We were having chicken salad (one of my favorite things she made) and it was about 11:00 at night. My Grandma LOVED to gamble, so I said, "Let's go out and play the nickles for awhile." She said, "Tracy, it is 11:00 at night! We can't do that--I'll get my purse".

We didn't get home until 2:00 in the morning, but we had a BLAST together. I am SO thankful for the MANY times we talked until late, played cards, and laughed until we thought we would wet our pants! Our relationship was like none other (because of course, I WAS HER FAVORITE!).

Now, my kids have the most amazing Grandma in my Mom and I am SO THANKFUL that Jenna can look forward to the same kinds of amazing stories and adventures.

I love you Grandma June! I can't wait to dance the Irish jig with you when I get to Heaven! Thanks for all the wonderful memories! Happy St. Patty's Day!

Thursday, February 19, 2009