Slice of life writing challenge - Day 8

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Today is my grandma's 85th birthday. My mom has a large family, 13 brothers and sisters who all have kids and half of those have kids too. My aunts wanted everyone to get together for my grandma's birthday today--unfortunately not all of us could be there but

As Justin and I were driving out to Simpson we got a phone call from my mom saying that we had to pick up my Grandma in Watrous and take her to the place where they were having the party because it is a surprise. I was not sure how I was going to do this. It's not like I drive out to Watrous to see my Grandma on a regular basis- I thought she was going to be suspicious when we showed up. I asked my mom "What do you want me to tell her?" My mom replied, "Just tell her you want to go for a drive". I did not think that was going to work at all, we just got in our car and started driving and ended up there. As we rolled into Watrous they have a huge car lot so I said that we could tell my grandma that we were in Watrous to buy a car. We got to the house and my uncle was outside, we formulated a plan to get my Grandma to Simpson with us and went inside. She was happy to see us, but didn't really look surprised to see us and didn't really ask what we were doing. I told my story that we came to look for a car and wanted to stop by and say hi and thought we would take a drive to Simpson to visit Aunt Mary and Uncle Dave. I was telling her I wanted to show Justin the combine that was in Twister and the boot road. So we got in the car and drove to Simpson where we drove around until we found the rink where all the cars where. My grandma asked "I wonder what's going on here". We pulled up and I told her it was a surprise for her and wished her a Happy Birthday! We walked inside and some of the family was just hanging out at the table. She was pretty surprised and she wondered why her daughters had not called her yet today to wish her a Happy Birthday.
We spent the afternoon hanging out playing Tile Rummy and eating snacks, drinking wine. I got a few mailing addresses to start my collection for sending out wedding invites, and just visited with family I don't get to see much. Like all family functions there is family drama with people being stubborn and silly, that is how it always has been and always will be.
Happy Birthday Grandma---I wish you many more birthday's to come!

2 comments:

Jane Swanson said...

Happy Birthday to your Grandma!
~jane

GirlGriot said...

Happy birthday to your grandmother! What a wonderful story. 13 children?! Coming from such a small family, I just can't imagine!