Today would have been my grandmother’s 81st birthday. She never would have admitted to that number. She would have told everyone she was like 68. She lied about her age all the time. The problem was she also lied about my mom’s age and my age too. Obviously, a 50 year old woman can’t have a 39 year old daughter and a 17 year old granddaughter. So she always made us way younger than we were. I went to visit her at work one day when I was 17 and someone she worked with was standing outside when I drove up. She was more than slightly shocked to see me get out of the car. My grandmother had told her I was 13!
She was a trip and I miss her every single day. I wish she was here to celebrate her birthday today.