Thursday, October 2, 2008

Happy Birthday, Clara Greer!

Happy Birthday, Mother!!
Yep, it's October 2nd, and that means Grandma is another year older. Happy Birthday from me and Ricky and The Rottens! James and Kate left you a message on your cell phone this morning before they went to school. James knew instantly how old you'd be today, and Katie insisted that she wanted to talk to you first. They sure do love their Grandma!

I love you, too, ya know. You are an amazing person, and you've done so much for everyone around you. Thank you for being you!

Did you all know that my mom is the baby of her family? Lee and Rosa had three boys before the little girl came along, and as far as I can tell, the little girl kept up with the boys every step of the way. Talk about a tomboy, Mother was one. She'd catch snakes and leave them on a neighbor's front porch! She was there the day her father chopped his finger off while chopping firewood, and I don't remember her ever saying anything about being scared.

Tomboy, brave, no-nonsense, that's my Mom. She's also the person who takes care of everyone else when they're sick, so there is a soft side that goes well with the tough side. She took care of her brother as he was dying of cancer. She took care of her parents. She took care of me when James was born and I was sick. She watches out for everyone, whether we realize it at the time or not.

Needless to say, her grandchildren adore her. James and Kate love to go thrift-shopping and yard-saling with Grandma, love to talk to her on the phone (James has to have his "pity parties" with Grandma when he's had a bad day), love to help her feed the chickens and get the eggs, love to snuggle up on her bed at the end of the day and talk about all sorts of things. . . there's just so much to do with Grandma!

So, Happy Birthday, ClaraBelle (and that is *not* her name, it's just Clara, but I couldn't resist)!
Love you lots!


Studio Marcy - Marcy Lamberson said...

Sending birthday wishes to your Mom too. She must be wonderful if she raised a daughter like you.


Ramblings of a lunatic mom and lampworker said...

Sending Birthday wishes from this crazy bunch in SA.

Hope the family spoil you.


rosebud101 said...

Happy birthday, Clara! You have a wonderful daughter! You did a great job in raising them.

Tasha said...

Happy birthday Aunt Clare!!!

Deb said...

Sheesh - I'm always a day late & a dollar short - but....
HaPpY BiRtHdAy to you
HaPpY BiRtHdAy to you
HaPpY BiRtHdAy to Ang's Mum Clara
HaPpY BiRtHdAy to Youuuu!

Big hugs from New Zealand

Hope the day was a GREAT & Fantabulous one for her Ang - cos if it wasn't for her - we wouldn't have you.
Aren't Mum's or Mom's fantastic :o)

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