On Saturday, we went to Val’s great grandmother’s (“Grammy”) 98th birthday! Ninety eight years old! That’s impressive. She lives at an old-people-hangout-place in Lowell. The first thing we saw when we arrived was fake wolves on the lawn.

Cardboard Cayotes

I told Val that they were there to scare off the chickens.

Ends up I wasn’t far off! The cardboard coyotes were there to keep away the geese!

Anyways, Val’s Grammy is doing well. There was a little party for her and she was there and talked with people — she asked me if I liked the hairdos people had.
Ali and Arlene with Grammy
Ali, Grammy, Arleen

There was a good chunk of Val’s extended family — some of them Val didn’t know, so I didn’t feel bad about not knowing them either. One person approached Val and said hi and explained she didn’t say hi earlier because she didn’t realize she was related!

Luckily there were also some familiar faces, such as Val’s cousin Mary:

Val and her cousin Mary

Val’s Grammy is actually not just a great grandmother, but also a great great grandmother to Val’s second cousin’s daughter’s child. Yeah, that family is quite large. Grammy had three kids, one being Val’s grandmother Nan. Of those kids, they had a total of 19 children (one being Val’s mom), so you can imagine the amount of cousins Val has!

When talking about Val’s Grammy, it came up that there was a picture of her as a flapper in the roaring twenties! I thought it would be great to share that here:

Val's Grammy in the 1920's

Happy 98th birthday Grammy (of Val)!

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