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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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