Saturday, November 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Grandma Elizabeth

Today is our grandmother, Elizabeth's, birthday.  It is a special day for our family history because she would have been 100 years old today! She would hate that we are telling you this because she never told ANYONE how old she was.  She would often "fudge" about her age and she would always get away with it because she looked so great! She was always beautiful and very stylish.

She was a gorgeous baby...

stunning woman....

beautiful mother.....

and loving grandmother.

Growing up, I always felt a special bond with my grandmother because our birthdays were only four days apart and always close or on Thanksgiving.  Each year we enjoyed celebrating our birthdays and sharing a birthday cake on Thanksgiving.....birthday memories I will always cherish.

We lost our beloved grandmother to breast cancer on November 6th, 1993...just before her 81st birthday.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer four years prior and succumbed to the cancer due to metastasis to her bones.  Our grandmother was so strong and tough during her battle with cancer and hardly complained throughout her journey.  We miss her dearly but our company has been a blessing for us because we are reminded of her strong spirit on a daily basis, especially when someone purchases the Elizabeth gown:-)  We always hope that her strength will transfer to all our Annie & Isabel warriors who wear her gown.

Happy Birthday Grandma.  I miss blowing out those candles with you but know you are always with us in spirit:-)