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03 March 2006 @ 06:27 am
My grandmother turns 93 today!! :)  
...and at 93, she's such a spunky woman that she still lives alone and still chases wild animals out of her yard with a broom. She's the only 93 year old I know who carries burning hibachis around the garage and will still wake up at 4:30 in the morning to cook a dinner for the entire family. What a woman! I can only hope that I'm half as active and sharp as she is when I'm in my nineties. :) The little Japanese I know I learned from hearing her yell in the kitchen (so basically all I know how to do is swear in Japanese...) She's certainly a spitfire though and we've all said that she'll probably outlive us all. :)

My Mom will be going to the Big Island next weekend to help her celebrate her big 9-3 with all of my other aunties and uncles. :) Every year they take my grandmother out for a HUGE dinner to her favorite seafood restaurant and the whole weekend is usually a HUGE eat-fest. Last year, Mark & I joined them and though we wish we could've made it this year, with all the traveling that we've been doing recently, we felt we needed to save a little money. :( We'll definitely try to go and visit her next year. :D

Here's a photo of the three of us last year when we traveled to the Big Island for her birthday. :)



Hope you all have a lovely Friday!! :)
 
 
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ajayne on March 3rd, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to your grandma!! :) I love that picture of the three generations of women. :D
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 5th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Andrea! :) My grandmother HATES taking photos (which is why she isn't even looking at the camera or smiling in this one!) She's a remarkable lady though!!
ajayne on March 5th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC)
I still love the picture, even if she wasn't looking at the camera.
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Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 5th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Sue!! :) She's really remarkable! She loves to cook (and eat) :) and will still make sushi and pies for everyone in the neighborhood. I hope to be half as sharp and active as she is when I'm in my nineties!
kathyselden on March 3rd, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
Aww happy birthday to her! That's wonderful!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 5th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
Awwww, thanks Ashley!! She's such an incredible woman!! :D
Care: happy birthdaycareleswhisper on March 3rd, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday to your grandma! :D
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 5th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
Awwww, thanks so much Carrie!! :) It's shame we couldn't go to her birthday celebration this year, but Mark & I are hoping to visit her a little later in the year - maybe around October or so. :)
karen: chantalwakedistracted on March 4th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday to your grandma! She sounds so wonderful.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 5th, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Karen!! She's really remarkable for her age! :) She talks to my other relatives and reminds them of things that they've forgotten about! I wish I could be half as spunky and as sharp as she is when I'm that age!
Danielmilliebroadway on March 4th, 2006 02:00 am (UTC)
She reminds me so much of my nearly 89-year old gramma ... looks great and still so active. Does she invest in the stock market? Besides making lunch for 150-200 people at her church, swimming three times a week, getting up at dawn every day to walk around the mall, and going on trips, she continues to win in the stock market, which she's played for many years. I dunno how much money she has won, but it's pretty high. The last time my mom went to visit her, they both went to the bank, and my gramma showed her the pure gold bars she has stored for years in a safety deposit box :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 5th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
I remember you telling me about your grandmother! I think it's so wonderful when I hear about people in their eighties and nineties who are still so vibrant! :)
irisheyes77 on March 4th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
Wow, how wonderful! Happy Birthday to her!!! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 5th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
Thanks SO much, Amanda!! :) Mark & I were pretty sad we weren't able to go to her birthday celebration this year - but we plan to make a trip up there in October to visit her. :)
Όμορφη καρδιάqueenstacey_25 on March 4th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
AAWWW YAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 5th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
Awwwww, thanks so much, Stacey!! Big *HUGS* to you! :D
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on March 4th, 2006 11:42 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday to your grandmother! I wish her all the best.

Have a nice weekend, Sheri. :) Big *hugs* to you!
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 5th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks SO much, Sabine!! Big *HUGS* to you! :D
_tropicalheart on March 4th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
93? wow! :) Happy birthday to her!! :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 5th, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Kristen! :) She's really amazing for her age! :)
karmastyxkarmastyx on March 5th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to your grandma. I just love that picture.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on March 6th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks Laura! Big *HUGS* to you! :)
carush_girl on March 8th, 2006 12:03 am (UTC)
Ohhhh I totally missed this post!


Ok let me just say what a happy picture! Ohhh and 93 OOOOooooo Weeee. Ahhh one grandma of mine was gone before I even hit 14 and the other I was in my mid 20's ..... *sighs*