Just Heather
Lessons Learned at My Grandmother’s Knee

Today is my grandmother’s 80th birthday. For her party last week, we were each asked to write something to her. It was all collected in a scrapbook, and I had a bit of a tough time with it. You see, I took the time several years ago to write each of my grandparents a letter. I don’t really remember what I wrote, and my mother refused to break in to her house and peek. Instead, I went with compiling a few of my favorite lessons from Nana:

  1. Noodles taste better when they’re homemade with love.
  2. Every little girl needs a new dress for Easter.
  3. You can never have too much food or too many guests at the table.
  4. Preserving produce for the winter is a team effort.
  5. The candy jar should always be full.
  6. Cross-stitching keeps your hands busy, but crosswords keep your mind sharp.
  7. Babies are always a blessing.
  8. It doesn’t matter what day you celebrate a holiday, as long as you’re with family.
  9. If the basement is flooded, move the party upstairs.
  10. Being part of a couple doesn’t have to mean losing yourself.

Happy birthday, Nana! I love you.