Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas with Grandma 2013

We just got back from spending Christmas with Larry's Grandma in Shreveport.  Vivian is still doing very well at 102.  Santa brought her favorite "White Shoulders" cologne for Christmas.  Her mother, Dollie Henderson, made the Santa doll for Larry's Mom in the 1950s.  Santa is still in excellent shape too for being 60+ years old.
Larry & I had decorated the tree earlier, and Grandma enjoyed pointing out all the ornaments she had made over the years.  Here is some of her tatting; she still likes to tat.
I asked her for a tatted ornament of my own. (She wanted me to take one off the tree lol.)  Her tatting is still very fine, but it is getting more challenging for her to do.
She really enjoys doing bead work too, though she prefers hobbies she can do from her recliner these days.  :)
The three of us enjoyed a very nice quiet Christmas; her friends Edie & Tom dropped by for a visit after the smooching was over.  Tom is excited to be retiring tomorrow.  Edie was so excited she forgot her purse when they left.  I called her on her cell and her purse rang.  Whoops!  Fortunately she remembered right away and came back to get it.
Larry was complaining on the ride home that his glasses were covered in fingerprints.  Um, Larry, I think I know how that happened.  My two favorite Christmas clowns.  :O

7 comments:

suemac said...

So marvelous that his grandmother is 102 and doing well. Looks like you had a great Christmas.

Deborah Hamilton said...

Wow, 102, that's amazing! Her tatting is amazing, too. Those ornaments are beautiful. You are very fortunate to have her in the family. Happy New Year!

margaret said...

what a remarkable lady, still tatting at 102, I am sure she loved having you youngsters around for Christmas

Mary said...

Good Morning Susan. Looks like you had an extra special Christmas. She does sound like a very special lady. Hope all is well, and you are having a great holiday. Hope 2014 is extra special for you.

Barb said...

Wow, what fun memories!!

Lawrence Taylor said...

Big kisses from Grandma!

Jo in TAS said...

102! she doesn't look a day older than 70! My Mum tatts too, such a clever craft.