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Happy birthday Grandma Jackson

Thanks to my cousin, Sonny, our family history guru, I got this awesome, cute picture of my grandma today, taken on Easter in 1971. She was the best grandma. She taught me how to crochet really well when I was eight years old when my mom was having a tough time and she sent me off (with my siblings) to stay with her for a short while. She was incredible with her crochet hooks and whipped out tons of crocheted teddy bears for all her grandchildren. She made beautiful afghans and other handmade treasures. She was the mother of twelve children and was a widow for many years. She got married at age 15 to a 35 year old. I loved going to Grandma's house in San Pablo, California. It was so welcoming and warm. She had a garden that she took good care of and she baked really delicious cookies. She had a little bird in a cage that she liked really well. She died in 1975, one day after I turned 13 years old. I miss my Grandma. She was born 106 years ago in 1902!

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Autumn said…
Kelly,

what a sweet picture of your grandma & a great tribute! I miss my grandma too~
Láthspell said…
Happy birthday, Great-grandma!
Julie V said…
I have never seen that picture! How cute is that. Those glasses are cool. I remember Grandma sending us birthday cards with dimes taped in them. I loved getting a card from her. I still have and cherish my white teddy bear with pink accents that she crocheted for me. Aunt Jessie actually put the pieces together because grandma had crocheted all the components to have it ready for my birthday on November 1, the week she got sick and died. That bear is so special to me. Grandma was so special most of all.
ninnies said…
she sounds like an amazing grandma and i wish i could have met her. but i'm excited for saturday! ^_^
Kellie said…
How great to have a sweet grandma in your life!! And how nice to stop and remember her birthday.
~ Tina said…
I an a huge fan of Grandparents! I had 4 who were very VERY special people in my life, and now just my maternal grandmother is still living at age 90.
In the background of this photo, there is a framed piece that resembles something I have that my great-grandma made in the early 70's. It's a black velvet background with pieces of old jewelry attached to it in the form of a Christmas Tree. I love it!
Desperado Mom said…
Grandmothers are the best!! My grandmother just turned 84 and I have always been very close to her. She is one of my best friends. I love to listen to her tell stories from her life...

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