Saturday, December 06, 2008
Have You Ever Kissed A Cow?
My Grandma Ruth always used to say to me, "Each to his own said the old lady as she kissed a cow."
Then she'd ask, "have you ever kissed a cow?"
I'd giggle and say "NO!"
And with a gleam in her eye she'd exclaim, "I have!"
Today Grandma would have been 103 years old. We lost her on 7/10/07, and when I say 'LOST' I mean 'said goodbye'. No, 'LOST' is what the funeral home briefly did with her ashes, but that's another story. She would have found that little incident hilarious though!
Grandma was the most amazing woman I've ever known, my kindred spirit, my inspiration. She taught me to cherish life, to be strong and independent, and to always follow my heart.
I just wish she could have seen our new 'Mayberry' home surrounded by cows and corn, but I know she is here with me in spirit every day.
And I know that she is having a ball watching me adjust to country living.
I found some footage I'd taken of her when she was 100, and put this little clip together last night. God she was so much fun to be around.
Happy birthday Grandma, I sure do wish you were here.
And no, I haven't kissed a cow yet, but I'm working on it.