Saturday, August 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Dear Bannie. You are Missed...

Exactly one year ago today, I joyfully posted about my grandmother's (Bannie's) 100th birthday celebration. Her goal was to reach 100 and she did it with style and grace.

What a glorious celebration it was! One I'll never forget. Sadly, she passed away a couple of months later.

One year later, as I'm missing her so, I'm reminiscing about the fun we had that day, as well as a lifetime of joy having experienced the love of a most amazing woman.

So, today Bannie would have been 101 years old. There's always a first for everything. This is the first year I can't call to wish her a Happy Birthday. The first year we won't be having a party in her honor. The first year of not seeing her eyes light up as that birthday cake comes through the door with all the candles. She would have loved it.


So, in honor of Bannie, and the joy she brought so many, I'm going to sing to her. Just as I always did on the phone first thing in the morning...

Happy Birthday to You...
Happy Birthday to You...
Happy Birthday Dear Bannie...
Happy Birthday to You...

Bannie, you are remembered and missed by the many lives you touched. Your good nature, caring, nurturing and enthusiasm continues to grace our lives...

Happy Birthday my sweet Bannie.

5 comments:

Irene said...

She was a lovely person.
I say treat yourself nice and have a piece of cake today in Bannie's honor!

Allison Shops said...

What a sweet post. Thank you so much for sharing. Love the old photos.


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Sarsaparilla said...

Oh, what a lovely tribute!

There's nothing like the "Happy Birthday" song to bring a tear to the eye...

FrenchBlue said...

Happy Happy Birhtday Bannie!!

You are loved & missed on this planet by your sweet Lynn more than life itself~

Blowing you lots of love & butterfly kisses from me to you~~

Me! said...

Bless your heart. I lost my own sweet Grandmother, Cassie Lillian in January. She would have been 100 next month. It's difficult to convey to others how much a person of their age means to you, isn't it? {Does that say anything about the youth oriented culture?} They were, loved, cherished even, needed and relevant. Bless your heart.
~Debbi