Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Birthday, Baba


Today my Grandmother turned 95 years old. 
95 YEARS OLD! 
Sorry, I just look at that number and can't really grasp it.

I had a conversation with her recently that's fitting to share today, since it is her birthday, and also because just last night while making dinner, my onions caught fire in the oven requiring a frantic call to 911. Thankfully the dispatcher told me exactly what to do and the fire subsided before any trucks were sent to the house. That being said, here's a snippet of our conversation:

Baba:
"Honey do you remember you used to call the firemen and tell them that the neighbor's house was on fire?"

Me:
"I did? When?"

Baba;
"When you were very young. You said you wanted to see the fire trucks."

Me:
"So I'd call 911?"

Baba:
"Yes, you did this a few times, honey."

Me:
"Ok."

Her memory of the past is amazing.

5 comments:

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

You are sooooo your daddy's girl, prankster chick!

Happy Birthday to your beloved Baba!!!! Our grandmother is "Bobo" and she is the same age. It is a mind trip, isn't it, to think of that age number and alllll that it entails? Amazing.

What a blessing to have your Baba in your life and for her to still remember so much. I hope she enjoys her special day!!!

ChiTown Girl said...

Happy birthday to your Baba!

That story didn't even make me bat an eye. I was just sitting here thinking, "Typical Smileygirl." Then I giggled ;-)

karen gerstenberger said...

Why does this not surprise me? I love this story. Happy Birthday to your sweet Baba!

Me said...

Cracks me up that the 3 of you as well as others who know this story are not the least bit surprised. Yikes, what does that really say about me!?!?! Just goes to show you that problem children can grow up to be less of a problem I guess. (Although not sure Tom would agree w/ that!)

Clippy Mat said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful photograph. What a beautiful woman.
Lucky you :D