Thursday, December 22, 2011

G'ma Alice

G'ma Alice
While we were in Minnesota, we celebrated life with my grandma who turned 92 on the Dec 20. She has always full of life and enjoys a glass of wine. A couple of years ago she tripped while line dancing (those orthopedic shoes will get you every time) and broke her hip. My mother was quite worried about her because all the fun seemed to go out of her, but as you can see, she is back to her happy self.
Photo by TOM


Kris said...

I beg your forgiveness for my cutting and pasting my comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise.

The magical elves that constitute my staff have demonstrated their lack of respect in either not showing up for work at all, or those that have all seem a little worse for wear (if you catch my drift). All they seem to do is sit around smoking cigarettes that, frankly, smell funny. In addition, they play cards and tell dirty jokes rather than do their jobs! Consequently, the reindeer are all filthy and out of shape.

I now have my two sons pulling the sleigh, but they are struggling. I’ve been told that it’s a big ask for a three and five year old, but I made it this far with a couple of mangy chooks, an arthritic wallaby and three peculiar wombats! Unfortunately, we lost all bar one wombat over Pittsburgh (and the sole survivor is exhibiting clear signs of PTSD).

Anyway, all the way down here at the bottom of the world (A.K.A. Tasmania), and from myself, Jen, Henry and Ezra, please have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus/Ashura and a happy New Year!

I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs, your stocking is stuffed full of lots of tasty treats and not coal and that all your catfish/ prawn cocktails/ currywurst are all as tasty as can be!

Rachel said...

She does look like she would be a hoot to hang out with! I am so glad that she is back to her regular, fun-loving self. I love everything about your photo! You really captured her essence. I feel as if I know her already, but that may be because she reminds me so much of my own grandmother.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I love Grandma Alice, you guys are so lucky to have her, I would give anything to have Mum back with us. So glad Alice is back to her old self again, that would have been such a shock! Have a very happy Christmas Barb and stay safe.

Lowell said...

How wonderful! She does look like a lot of fun!

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Barb!

La Principessa Errante said...

Looks like she has her sparkle back. What a fabulous smile, and I just love her necklace. Happy Holidays to you and your family

cieldequimper said...

What a lovely portrait!

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Broken hips - the curse of aging. We battle against falls every day in the hospital. So often things never bounce back but it looks like she did. What a lovely portrait. Merry Christmas!