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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Ginny

ginny.jpg Lived her first eight years without indoor plumbing.

Survived a near fatal blood disease as a small child.

Made it through the Depression.

Took the Interurban from 10th and Stanford to Chatham. Because she could. No money for the return trip, though.

Managed to skip gym class through all four years of high school.

Landed herself a real hunk.

Waited for him while he fought a war.

Became a career girl.

Got married.

Gave birth to three children over the next 11 years.

Quit work.

Put her life on hold so others could live theirs.

Looked the other way on many an occasion.

Went back to work to support her family when he got sick.

Smoked, drank, and consumed mass quantities of coffee for over 50 years.

Quit smoking, drinking and coffee in the blink of an eye.

Always ready for an adventure. Even to this day.

Happy 80th birthday, kid.

Posted by Marie at April 8, 2006 3:38 PM