Today would have been my Grandma’s 87th birthday. (Still can’t believe she’s gone.)
I wanted to do something special, but I didn’t know what.
Then I talked to my Great Aunt Freda (who lives in Arizona) and she had a wonderful idea — we’d all have a cup of tea at the same time — 10:00 CST. You see, my Grandma drank tea everyday — usually good ole Lipton, but she liked other teas, too.
My Dad (in Ohio), my sister (in Florida), and my Great Aunt Ada (who lives in West Virginia) all joined in. And my friend Lakshmi did too. J had his tea early since he had a meeting at work.
I made a pot of Rishi Orange Blossom green tea and looked at old photos. (And ate some mini lemon scones, yum.) The little chicken on the table in the first photo was hers — love that chicken. I had to have some flowers, too.
It made me so happy to know that we were tall drinking tea “together”. I felt so close to her.
Some of the photos totally cracked me up — like the middle one of my Dad’s prom — check out that camera he’s holding. Wish I had it now! And his hairstyle, hee hee. :) (Grandma doesn’t look too happy tho, does she? Wonder why? Maybe she didn’t want to have her picture taken while she was eating cake? Looks like she was wearing her red lipstick. Just like I remember.)
And the bottom photo? Not sure what Granny is holding, but I’d like to pretend it’s a tea cup. (Also in the photo is a pile of presents — must have been her birthday.)
I’m really going to miss you, Grandma. Happy birthday. I’ll never forget sharing cups of tea with you.
And to all of you — if you have a cup of tea today, join me in wishing Grandma a happy birthday, won’t you?