Monday, February 9, 2015

My 100 Year Old Granddaughter

This is a statue in front of a library. I love how the old couple are reading together with their cat.



It was 100 Year Old Day in school, and the kids had to come to school dressed as 100 year olds. Here is how Anne Marie looked. Funny thing is, the little bag and knitting stuff are actually hers!


Several years ago, Ella borrowed my cane and showed me what old people look like. It turned out to be one of my favorite photos ever!

“When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;”
Excerpt from “When You Are Old” - W. B. Yeats
“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”
Isaiah 46

27 comments:

Jeanne said...

I've never heard of a school having Hundred Year Old Day. That must have been fun! I love the last picture with your sweet granddaughter and the cane!

Linda said...

What a delightful post!!! 100 years old! Now THAT'S an age worth striving for! Loved the pics of your grands! I am sure they are a lot of FUN!!!

Margaret Adamson said...

The lovely statue you showed looks the same as one I saw on the Isle of Wight! Very touching. Interesting excersise for the class kids.

Celyn PS said...

cute post!

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HOOTIN ANNI said...

Darling!!! She did a wonderful job creating herself at that age.

Sweet image of the little one depicting an old lady. Comical to see her eyes squinting...I do that a lot these days. LOL

Loved the excerpt!!

Sandra said...

so when i dress like Anne Marie why don't i look adorable... LOL... that is a great shot of Ella and those statures are amazing, every single detail is beautiful and he even got the saggy boobs right..

Shug said...

She is a cute 100 year old!! Our school celebrated this last week. They each had to wear a shirt with a 100 somethings on it. Mylee's shirt had a 100 rhinestones on it, shaped into a heart. She plans to wear it again for Valentines...This is a neat thing that the schools do.

Rose said...

Oh, Anne Marie is so cute...I can see why the pic of Ella is one of your favorites.

Love the verse you gave today...

Patsy said...

She is a joy!

RoeH said...

Oh my goodness...I love that!! I knew a 90some year old lady once that went out into the back yard one day and sat in her lawn chair with the cat curled in her lap. She died that way. When the people found her, the cat was still curled up. That's how I want to die.

Betsy Adams said...

HA---recently, I have felt like Ella looks in that cute photo... BUT--my knee is getting better GRADUALLY.

Love the sculpture of the older couple. I didn't even notice the cat until you mentioned it... Neat!

Cute picture of Anne Marie...

Hugs,
Betsy

Ann Thompson said...

I'll be giggling all night over that picture of Ella. Anne Marie looks adorable.
That is an awesome statue. Love it

DeniseinVA said...

Your grandchildren are so cute in their 100 year old way :) I enjoyed the photo of the statue too, makes a great header photo.

crafty cat corner said...

I just love the statue of the old couple, but even though Tom is 75 and I am 69 I can't think of us as an old couple somehow, is everyone like that I wonder..
Briony
x

Tamago said...

I bet kids had fun dressing like 100 years old! Anne Marie is so pretty and that's such cute photo of Ella :-) The statue is very lovely. Great face expressions on the old couple!

Chris Scheuer said...

So darling! I love her outfit and the one of Ella is just as cute! I was just thinking today that I hope when I'm old and have lost lots of things that are precious to me that I'll just have my eyes on Jesus and my heart set on turning others towards Him!

Nancy Chan said...

The old couple statue looks so loving. Your grand daughters in the 100 year old make up..they are really so cute. Anne Marie looks like a sweet, adorable, dainty old lady. Little Ella can act so well, squinting her eyes, the way she holds the cane and see how she place her feet. I give her full marks!

EG CameraGirl said...

Anne Matie looks very cute as a 100-year old! And Ella must like to make people smile because this photo is so funny!

Tanya Breese said...

i love that sculpture and your 100 year old kiddos are too cute!

Tanya Breese said...

i love that sculpture and your 100 year old kiddos are too cute!

DawnTreader said...

Well, let's hope we look like Anne Marie when we reach 100... To be honest, I think Ella portrays the old people's posture better! :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What fun! I wish my boys' school did that. Anne Marie has grace even at 100.

SweetMarie said...

That statue's detail is amazing! Anne Marie is so cute! Now, Ella has got the 100 yr old look in this pic! She is so cute with that squint!

Catherine said...

Dear Ginny, Anne Marie is adorable. My daughter used to crochet too when she was little. She made little blankets for her dolls.
Ella looks adorable too.
Have a beautiful day and keep safe and warm. Blessings, xoxo Catherine

Small Kucing said...

Anne Marie looks like a very young granny LOL

LC said...

Loved the photos and the Yeats. A 100 year day sounds like a novel way to get children to think about differences then and now.

CatTales said...

Anne Marie is so cute; she is growing fast and I love her outfit for this special day. I remember the photo of Ella - priceless picture!