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kelly71
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   Posted 11/24/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
OK, I just wanted to brag and let everyone know that today is my grandmother's 97th birthday! shocked   This woman is amazing.  Yes, she has some dementia (with her short term memory-she can remember things that happened 50+ years ago perfectly), and she has trouble walking, but other than just "old age" problems, she's in great health.  Honestly, she's in better health than I am! blush
 
She is the oldest living graduate of the University of Toledo, she was born before the Titanic sank, and after my grandfather died in 1965, she began to travel the world.  My father and his 2 brothers call her "Toots" (rhymes with foot), so she is and always be my Grandma Toots. tongue
 
Anyway, thanks for letting me post this.  I know it isn't fibro related (except for the fact that 2 of her grandaughters have fibro), but I still think she deserves some recognition. yeah
FINALLY dxd with fibro on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Chantix (quit smoking 08/29/08)
 
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CathyA
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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday to Grandma Toots! We should all be so fortunate, to have such a long, happy life!
Thanks for sharing this with us Kelly!

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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, that is a milestone isn't it!!  Happy Birthday Grandma Toots (love her name) tongue
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   Posted 11/24/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Kelly, that's wonderful! Sending Birthday wishes her way! Blessings, Julie:-)
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   Posted 11/24/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Kelly,

This is wonderful. Happy Birthday to Grandma Toots.

You are so lucky.

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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/24/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
That's so wonderful, Kelly!  Be sure to talk to her and write down what life was like for her.  Very few have that opportunity and you can pass that along in the family.  My great grandmother lived to be 104.  She was born in 1877 and died in 1981 so she went from horse and buggy to men on the moon!  She taught in a one room schoolhouse, etc. and I did talk to her a lot and am passing this on to my children.  So, don't miss the opportunity.  Better yet, record her!  Above all...enjoy her!
 
Happy birthday, Grandma Toots!
 
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Statgeek
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   Posted 11/24/2008 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
How exciting! Happy birthday to your grandma.

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   Posted 11/24/2008 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy birthday Grandma Toots!!!
 
Sherrine the genealogist is showing in you. turn I was thinking the same thing, pick her brain for all the info you can Kelly. I gave my uncle a tape recorder and some tapes a few years before he died so he could record all his stories but he never got it done. I should have turned it on myself when we were together, just the sound of his voice would be priceless.
 
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 11/24/2008 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Kelly, that is terrific, pls give her my best. I love that name, my DM's 1st cousin was 20 yrs. older than her and she was called Toots, due to a song out at that time. She was always like an 'aunt' to me, what a doll! Another way that name came into my life, I had 2 imaginary friends when I was little ( I liked a lot of company then lol) I called the girl Toots. We had a great time, lol.

Anyway, have a great time w/ G'ma Toots. Wonderful G'ma's are such a blessing. yeah

God bless.  Alice.


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   Posted 11/24/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   

happy birthday, grandma Toots!  I'm 62 years old and have a grandfather who is still alive and living by himself in Oklahoma...still does some farming and just bought a new tractor!  He will be 106...maybe the two of them can get together!

donna


CathyA
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   Posted 11/24/2008 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
My MIL was an incredible person. I only wish I had followed through with the thought of how cool it would be to videotape her telling her stories of her life. She passed about 7 years ago. Maybe that's something you could do with Grandma Toots?

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   Posted 11/25/2008 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday to Grandma Toots! 
 
My husband has an Aunt Toot; apparently, there are a lot more Toots out there than I realized!  smilewinkgrin
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kelly71
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   Posted 11/26/2008 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I just want to thank everyone for saying, "Happy Birthday" to my Grandma Toots.  We had a great little birthday party for her Monday PM, and she was really happy.  Sometimes she gets down and doesn't want to eat, but she ate really well and loved the birthday cake I bought her.  She looked so cute with her balloons tied to her wheelchair. tongue
 
Also, I really think it's a great idea to ask her about our family and her life.  I love to write, so I think she and I could get together and make something great for our family.  I visit her all the time (she's in Assisted Living), and that will give us something to talk about.  She remembers the past so well.
 
Anyway, I really appreciate all the warm wishes for my grandma.  She's an amazing lady.  97 years and counting! yeah
 
BTW-for all of you who have a "Toots" your family, I sort of think it's a Midwestern thing.  When I went to the store to pick up her cake and told the decorator that I wanted "Happy Birthday, Grandma Toots" on it, she said that her brother used to call her "Toots," too.  I asked where she was from and she said, "Wisconsin."  Maybe I'm totally wrong on the Midwestern thing, but it's still interesting-to me, anyway, LOL. :-)
FINALLY dxd with fibro on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Chantix (quit smoking 08/29/08)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


Irish Babe
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   Posted 11/26/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Kelly, Midwest by way of New Jersey via Ireland lol. My Great Aunt (mother of Toots) was born in Ireland, she and her parents and sibs came to NJ, they were sponsered by her aunt. I just think it's a great name wherever it came from, it always seems to suit the wonderful ladies that proudly wear the name. Glad you all had a great time, wish you many more. Since you like to write, this is the perfect subject to help bring to life. Did you mention it yet to her, I think she will be delighted to know her life will be known to many generations. I wish I had done that w/ many of my relatives and old family friends. I have tried to get my DM to share a lot of stories of her family and ones from my father's side of the family. Some things she has a hard time w/ but others she remembers very well. Good luck and have fun!!

God bless.  Alice.


CathyA
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   Posted 11/26/2008 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like it was a great party! People who have lived during that time-line have sooooo many wonderful experiences and stories to share. I'm glad you are considering writing it all down!

kelly71
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   Posted 11/26/2008 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Alice,
 
Ok, maybe Toots is really an Irish thing.  My grandmother's parents were from Ireland-which I think makes me 1/4 Irish. confused   (BTW-never ask a fibro to do math, LOL).   My grandmother is very proud of her Irish heritage, and St. Patrick's Day is bigger than Xmas for her. wink
FINALLY dxd with fibro on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Chantix (quit smoking 08/29/08)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson

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