Saturday evening I went to my BF's grandmother's 90th birthday celebration. I've never really heard her talk very much, but when they gave her the mike to say thank you to everyone for showing up, she went on and on. Talked about how she is the oldest member of the family, pointed out the second oldest. Mentioned that she is waiting and waiting for her reproductively able grandchildren and great grandchildren to provide her another generation of people for her to get to know before she dies.
She even talked about how she has a Facebook page that she uses to keep up with a lot of people in her life.
That was really amazing to me.
She is 90, but still willing to use newer technology that is like nothing she could have imagined as a child!
I love it.
I also loved seeing my BFs niece sitting alone with her great grandmother talking for about 20 minutes. I don't know what they talked about, but it was just great imagining that she was sharing stories of the family and comparing her early 20s to her great granddaughter's current life.
This coming weekend, my parents, all of my siblings (except one), and some other extended family and friends will gather in Houston for my sister's finale to her residency. Really excited to see everyone and extremely sorry that I missed the past weekend in DC where my other sister celebrated the end of her residency. I had to choose based on the cost of the dinner ticket and the plane ticket, and Houston won out.