Well done, good and faithful servant… Matthew 25:21
The last few weeks have been filled with a flurry of travels, memories, and moments I will treasure. My computer and I have greeted one another only briefly in passing, and I am, therefore, sadly behind in my blogging. I share with you today a Legacy…
The legacy of love that my Granny leaves for us is rich, indeed! Hers was a life well lived: A gifted young school teacher during the Dust Bowl of the 30’s; a hard-working farm wife and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother for many decades; a wise and articulate Christian woman, loved by all who knew her! Granny enjoyed an incomparable quality of life as a centenarian, active and living alone in her South Dakota farm house until a few short months ago, when she suffered a heart attack.
Throughout her life, Granny’s thoughts were articulated clearly and precisely in her wealth of words (many of which we could not comprehend!). Our family proudly called her the “Walking Encyclopedia,” as she thirsted for knowledge and enjoyed sharing what she learned. Her love of learning was exceeded only by her faith in the Lord and her adoration of her family. Gran’s words to me were always full of grace and charm. My high school graduation gift from her was a study Bible. Enclosed was her gentle nudge to me: “When you have occasion for Bible study, perhaps you will find this helpful, as I have.” At age 100, she penned my birthday card with these opening words: “Birthday felicitations, Deb! Perhaps I should learn to spell better before I use less-commonly-used language, but I hope my version carries the idea. I have recently learned that standardized spelling is quite a recent development of our wonderfully diverse vocabulary.” (Ah, my Granny! I still smile at her marvelous words!)
|With Gran at her 100th Birthday Celebration!|