One Hundred Years

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It’s something of a milestone isn’t it? One hundred years on this earth.

Born at the start of a war. Lived through another and another…

Witness to a changed and ever changing world, but always ready to embrace the new.

My grandmother.

Still as sharp, as interesting, as vocal.

Frustrated by a body betrayed by age.

Remembering too many, but remembered by many more.

Generations to follow, stories to be passed.

A 100th birthday is something to celebrate. And, boy, was it celebrated. Bells rang and sang in town, a red carpet rolled out as welcome, a party held, gifts presented. A card from the Queen, a Papal Blessing. A video message from Daniel O’Donnell; the winner I suspect.

A hundred years, hard to comprehend. So many memories, so many people, so many lives encountered and influenced.

A milestone indeed. And, I am so glad I was able to celebrate with her; I wouldn’t have missed it.

Wishing my amazing grandmother a very happy 100th birthday.

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73 thoughts on “One Hundred Years”

  1. Wow, what an age to achieve. Happy 100th birthday to your grandmother. She must have many a story to tell about what she’s seen throughout her life. Popping in from Magic Moments.

  2. So so wonderful that you could be there to celebrate such a wonderful day I bet that meant more to her then a message from the queen….but perhaps not the message from Daniel o’donell haha!! Xx

  3. What an amazing milestone birthday. How much the world has changed in your grandmother’s lifetime. So glad you were able to celebrate with her and hope she had a wonderful birthday x

  4. Amazing lady :)

    I have a Great Aunt of 98 that I’m sure has more of her marbles left than the rest of us. She makes me laugh when she talks about visiting her friends in the “old people’s home.” Thank you for sharing Sara, bet she was filled with joy to see you on this special day :) x

  5. Happy birthday to your incredible Grandma – she looks amazing for her age! So happy you were able to come over and celebrate with her x

  6. Oh Sara this is such a beautiful tribute to your strong amazing grandmother. Who looks amazing for her age and I bet she lives a lot longer too by the sounds of it. Amazing that you got to come home and be with her on her amazing special day! Lovely post. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  7. Happy 100th birthday to your Grandma! I am so glad you got to come over and celebrate this milestone with her x #sharewithme

  8. That is really amazing! In fact, it’s an honour to have someone like that in your life. My grandmother was a wonderful lady too, she passed away at 88. #sharewithme

  9. Grace & Lucas says – Happy Birthday to Nanny Mom!!! WOW!! A letter from the Queen is very cool. We’d like to invite Nanny Mom to be an honourary member of the GL Gang as she sounds VERY cool xx #sharewithme

  10. Wicked World of Lucas

    What an amazing milestone and I think your Nan looks amazing. The legacy that she has for you guys is astonishing. Happy Birthday to your Nan xx #sharewithme

  11. Oh Sara this is just wonderful, I adore the photo! She looks amazing for 100 too. I bet she has some incredible stories. So glad you got to celebrate with her and see you mum and sister. Hope you’ve settled back into the swing :)

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