Happy 97th Birthday to my Beautiful Nana!

My beautiful little Nana is turning 97 today!

My Sunny Nana

97!  That is a big deal, Lucille.

In my tribute to my food-lovin’ Nana, I mention how positive she is, and that I truly believe this is how she has lived for so long and is still doing so amazingly.  I think she is the prime example of how your attitude about life directly impacts the quality of your life.

Nanners & I

Sure, like everyone, she worries about things, particularly her family.  She went through a little phase of worrying about my brother Eric when he was in his second year of high school, about how he might join a gang and start smoking (he didn’t do either).  And she worries sometimes that my purse might get stolen (you must always be aware of “purse snatchers”, they can get you when you least expect it ;)).  But she loves her family, loves her friends, and is deep down just a genuinely happy and good person.

Nana & Fam

My Nana enjoys every moment, takes each day at a time, and is a huge advocate of noticing and appreciating the little things in life.  It is rare to see her without a smile on her face, and I know whenever I talk to her she will have something encouraging and uplifting to say.

She is an amazing woman, a true inspiration, and I am proud to call her my Nana!

Nanners & Me Circa 1983

Nanners & Me 2011

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15 responses to “Happy 97th Birthday to my Beautiful Nana!

  1. Happy birthday to your Nana! 97!! Awesome!!! 🙂

  2. Happy Birhtday to a rockin’ nana! Sounds like she’s a great inspriation for you 🙂

  3. Step Brothers is one of my all time favorite movies…I swear I laugh more and more each time I watch it!

    Happy Birthday to Nana!

  4. Ok, call my crazy….but I’ve never tried beans like that! Remember in Dennis the Menice when the burglar eats them under the bridge? After seeing that movie / scene, I never wanted to try them! haha…oh childhood.

    97! Wow, talk about living a good life! Happy Birthday!

    • hahaha, YES!!!! I told my boyfriend as we were eating them about how that scene ruined those beans for me!!! I almost wrote that in this post, haha. I’ve finally gotten over it though 🙂

  5. Happy Bday to your Nana! I was very close to my Nanny(great grandmother) and I’m still just as close to my Gran. I actually just took her some lunch. 🙂 Looks like you had a great weekend! 🙂

  6. aww happy birthday to her. She looks great!!

  7. sweetest post ever! your grandma is adorable 🙂 I don’t think I’ve eaten those beans in like 10 years but now you’ve got me craving them!

  8. Happy birthday to your Nana!! What a great reminder to stop and enjoy the little things in life.

    I love that scene on Stepbrother. It always cracks me up b/c I pretty much sing like the mom does. Horribly!

    I think I’m going to try Body Pump soon. I can’t wait. I keep reading about it, so I’m ready to give it a try.

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  10. Beans, beans. The magical fruit!
    Love Nanners. My favourite is when she calls you at work. I always know because you repeat yourself 1 million times and yell into the phone. Love it!! Happy belated B-day Nanners!
    I can’t believe she is 97. I still think of her as 93. Weird. Oh our lovely grandparents. I have a love burst for them.

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