Thursday, June 11, 2009

Favorite Grandma Jones Pictures

Thought these pictures accurately portrayed the silly, fun, fireball of a person that our Grandma was. If you knew Grandma, you know how much she loved taking pictures. I'm pretty sure that Kodak disposable cameras and the Wal-Mart photo lab will definitely notice a marked decrease in their sales. I promised her I would carry on her tradition of capturing memories with pictures and stories. Here's a taste of who she was:

This picture was taken a few weeks ago. Grandma grabbed my hand and started taking my ring off my finger. I took it off and gave it to her, and she immediately put it on her own hand and flaunted it around for the next hour or so. Mom told me that she was going through a stage of really liking shiny things. This is just one small example of her silliness and her talent for being herself. Don't know many other people who would do something like that without thinking twice about it. She felt no shame in being who she was. So cute!

This picture cracks me up. Grandma has lived in an assisted living home for the past 6 or so years. I'm sure she kept everyone entertained. This picture was taken a couple of weekends ago when Mom took Daisy up to visit with Grandma. Grandma put Daisy on her walker and walked all around the assisted living home introducing people to her great-grand-dog, Daisy.

This is by far my favorite. Grandma liked to be 'free' and often didn't wear bras. Well, one Christmas (I think 2006), she came down to Charleston for a week or so but hadn't brought a brazier with her. Valerie and I marched her down to Victoria's Secret (while Laura was working) to get her a bra. This is the one she picked out. A red, satin, push-up bra. She was 80 years old! And not only did she buy the bra and wear it, but she enjoyed showing it to all of our friends and family who were gathered at our house for a Christmas party--the whole thing! No shame, Grandma. I will certainly never forget that Christmas and might just go out and buy a red satin bra in honor of my beautiful, unique, incredible grandmother.

2 comments:

  1. I am so sorry Tricia (and Matt) - but she definitely seemed like a spitfire! I love the red bra!!! Go Grandma!

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  2. I love that last picture!

    I'm proud of you for honoring your grandmother's memory.

    I have basically no memories with any of my grandparents, and I'm glad you appreciated your grandma.

    Please let us know if there's anything we can do!

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