Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Grandma Jo

Midge and Heather at Elm Grove by midgefrazel
Midge and Heather at Elm Grove, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.

Happy 118th birthday to my maternal grandmother! She used to joke that she was born the day before Columbus discovered America.

In 2007, we all went to Mystic to the Mystic Seaport as a fun family activity. I was surprised when my daughter asked if we could go to Elm Grove Cemetery so she could show her husband the gravestones!

He took this photo of us with the gravestones of her great grandparents. As my daughter was 17 when my grandmother passed away at the age of 98, I emphasized to her that it is unusual for someone her age to have vivid memories of a great-grandparent. The photo below the headstone is a crop of us at 4 generations.


Kathryn said...

Knowing and remembering great grandparents is a wonderful gift. I too remember my gr grandparents. And, whereas my mother is still with us, my grandchildren will remember their great grandmother. Some day they too will understand the rarity of this blessing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Midge, My own late grandfather would be 120 tomorrow, Oct. 12, 2011. He was nearly sixty-one when he passed away. So, nearly as many years have gone by since his death as were the number of years he lived. I love your picture of four generations!