Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bigmama's Birthday

                                           My Bigmama was born this day, August 2, 1913. I'd be making her a Margarita today.....something she taught to me to make. She'd be 98 years old to my 50, had she lived. That STILL doesn't change the fact that I have a drink for her spirit, and even for having the very thought of her. I wouldn't buy 98 balloons and release them into the atmosphere in her honor. She wouldn't give a damn about that, because that's not how SHE celebrated. I stick to what she would have done. She'd put a record on the RCA Victorola, fix a few High Balls, and sing between sips. She'd hum, even make up words where they don't belong.....her perogative. Oh, I forgot to mention this: Her right hand pinky finger was ALWAYS raised while tipping the glass!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIGMAMA !!!!

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  1. BigMaMa had ettiquite! Love this! Happy Birthday Big Mama!

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    1. Yes, and it was she who stressed "Proper Conduct" befitting a LADY! Thank you, True!

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  2. Okay see, I like Bigmama's of celebrating life . . . Yeah!

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    1. Haaa!!! She believed in it, Liv :) She left a legacy of doing just that...even in the dark times.

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  3. My grandmother's birthday was August 2, too! She was born in 1908 in Statesville NC. -- Lisa Y. Henderson

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    1. Lisa, then you KNOWWWWW, huh??? Thanks for stopping by :)

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