Thursday, January 10, 2008
Happy Birthday Nonny!
Happy Birthday to my dear maternal grandmother, Carolyn Mehaffy, otherwise known as "Nonny". I know what you're thinking: that young woman in the picture is your grandmother?! Yes, it's true-- and no, she didn't give birth to my mom when she was 15 or anything-- she's just a naturally young and energetic person. Some of my most treasured childhood memories are associated with Nonny. Each summer, my siblings and I had the opportunity to visit Nonny and Bob on their sailboat, Carricklee, or on their RV. We visited some incredible places, and were able to enjoy some individual time with our wonderful grandparents. I plan to continue this fun tradition with my own grandchildren someday.
Nonny is intelligent, wise, graceful and an amazing cook-- she is one of the few people I know who I would rather have cook for me than take me out to eat! She is a perfect hostess and visiting her and Bob is always a wonderful experience. Chris and I are planning a trip to Panama in April to visit them and we just can't wait!
I love you, Nonny! Happy Birthday!