Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.

Happy Birthday, Grandmother!


Happy birthday, Grandmother!

We miss you and love you and can’t wait to see you again–in the sweet bye-and-bye. Thank you for your love, your friendship and companionship.

And the memories–

  • Living in your house (with Mom, Dad and Deb) until I was four.
  • You moving next door to us when I was six.
  • The only swat you ever gave me.
  • The day you were baptised.
  • Your interest in everything in life.
  • Your noodles.
  • Your pineapple chiffon pie.
  • Vacations.
  • Your love of cats.
  • And more than anything, your love for your family.

And the stories you told!

About the sister you never knew, because she caught her dress on fire and died.

Of having to carry Dad all over Tulsa when he was a big old five-year-old.

Milking the cow that time when everyone worked late into the night.

The night Paul turned the tractor over and you stayed home with Phyllis and Dad while Frank and Granddad rescued him. (How you did that, I’ll never know.)

I’m so glad I knew you. I love you!

Happy, happy birthday.

Author: Susan Shay

For as long as I can remember, I've loved two things--reading and people--and that led me to become a writer. Many of my stories are set in Small Town Worlds. I'm a wife, mother, sibling and an aunt. I have a deep faith in God, and an exciting life in Christ. Maybe I shouldn't be (after all, he's God!) but I'm constantly amazed at the things He's up to. :)

6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Grandmother!

  1. Ruby was such a good wife, Mom and Grandmom! I was still a kid when Ray moved the Drilling company and family to Cleveland. Not too far away but it was sure a lot farther than just down the hill on HI 51…Aunt Ruby and Mom looked a lot alike I’ve always thought, more than Mom and her twin sister. Mom was champion noodle maker too, she dried them on a large board that pulled out of our kitchen cabinets. Her family was everything to her.

  2. What a sweet and interesting post!

  3. I miss Grandmother too. She loved us all, and never spoke a bad word about anyone. Ever. I remember spending the night with her when Grandad was in the hospital. She would fix me an egg, bacon and a piece of toast, every time.Even though there were bunches of us, she always found time to spend time with just me. We were so blessed. I can’t wait to see her again!

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