Remember how I almost failed 7th grade home ec? My Grandmother was the one to bail me out. I spent the weekend at her house making a pair of shorts to save my grade. I didn't inherit her sewing abilities, that's for sure!
As I got older, staying at Grandmother's meant that she and I would go rent a movie - sometimes it might be something that my mom wouldn't have let me watch (shhh!). It also meant getting to take a bath in Grandmother's bathtub. The jet attachment made great mounds of bubbles and she never complained that I turned the water back on several times to heat it up and revive the bubbles.
In high school, my parents put my Grandmother and I on a plane bound for northern California to see my aunt. I'm not sure who was supposed to look after who, but we had a great time. And...we both made it back!
I am lucky to have known all of my grandparents, but I feel especially lucky to have such a good friend as my Grandmother has been.
Happy birthday Grandmother! See you for lunch!