Happy Ninetieth Birthday Nanny

October 29, 2011 at 10:56 pm 3 comments

This week I haven’t written a blog post cause I’ve been busy writing this:

Nanny Antoinette: Stories of Survival

Today was my Nanny’s ninetieth birthday and she had a really hard time figuring out which of her fifty closest friends and family to select for the bash since that’s all the room we booked in her building would hold.

I could tell she enjoyed every minute.

I shared glossy printed copies of the story with her guests and, though I may have liked to take it a little further into her emigration to Canada, added some additional details, and, and, and…. I was very glad to put a final period at the end of the final sentence late last night.

For privacy’s sake, I deleted the final page of current family photos that was included in the printed version.

Please read the story, and remember the story, and tell the story. I hope our children will tell their children.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mostlyfitmom  |  October 30, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your grandmother’s story. I think it’s so much more interesting to read about history when you can put faces to it, and stories like this are really important to remember (and to help keep our own “hardships” in perspectives).

  • 2. Lynn  |  October 30, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    That is an amazing package you put together – just gorgeous. The work was totally worth it – it’s such a lovely way to capture your Nanny’s life. She must have loved it.

    • 3. Liisa at Fit for a Kid  |  October 30, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      Thanks Lynn and Joanne! I feel privileged to have and the opportunity to record the story and also to share it here with you.


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