On this day 121 years ago


Grandma and me

Grandma Kaiser and Gail

On this day one hundred and twenty-one years ago Helen Bowers (my grandmother) was born in Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois.  Here she is pictured with me in August of 1948.  The picture was taken in my grandparent’s front yard and neighbor girl can be seen in the background. I tried to find a picture of her taken on her birthday, but could not find one.  I noticed that most of the family photos from that time period were taken outdoors.  I remember celebrating many birthdays with Grandma and the family on December 3.   I was very close to my grandmother until passed away when I was 34 years old.  That is many many years ago now, but I still miss her.  I miss our conversations, her cooking, and her hugs.   I can still feel her undying love for me.  Never ever was there a doubt in my mind about her love.  I can only hope that I passed that on to my family.  She taught me so much about life and God.  I am grateful for all she taught me and for her love.  I can remember her touch, her soft skin, her voice, and her face as if I saw her yesterday.  Happy Birthday in heaven, Grandma!  Love and miss you!

Copyright © 2019 Gail Grunst

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