Thursday, September 30, 2010

Old Fashioned


My grandmother,who will turn 103 this October 12th,recalls roaming throughout the Bronx on her roller skates. She remembers riding with her Aunt Minnie on a horse drawn trolley. She remembers when the New York subway opened up, saw the ticker tape parade for Lindberg among many other things. What a treasure trove she is. My grandmother phones me regularly and gives me the rundown on everything that's going on. Nothing gets by her. What a blessing it is to still have her formidable wisdom and wit.

14 comments:

damon said...

COOL!

your grandma is cool

michele said...

Please share this cute illustration with your grandma! Happy Birthday to her! How fortunate you are to have such a special relationship with her- it's priceless! :o)

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

This is so lovely! I enjoyed the post about your grandma, too. It's amazing how much she has seen in her lifetime. What a great tribute!

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String said...

Nice story and great artwork!

justdoodleit said...

Wow! Such an incredible story and what a sharp memory of your centenarian granny!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

When I grow up I want to be just like your grandmother. She is sounds like the coolest woman in the world. How fabulous!!! I love it! This is such a great illustration. I love the old fashion feel to the piece. This is what I so love about your work. It's always taking me back to a kinder and gentler time. It's has a wonderful retro feel to it that find so beautiful. Great job and thanks for sharing your wonderful blessing with us. 103 WOW!!!!!
hugs
V

yoon see said...

God's blessing to your grandmother Kay Aker:)
Happy 103 to her.
I really enjoyed your illustration here!

Goobeetsablog said...

wow.
a nice tribute.

Alina Chau said...

Lovely!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hello my friend. I have already commented on this fine illustration! You have to do prints of this by the way he he he he he! Thanks so much for you the very kind birthday wishes!!! Hugs to you!

Mary Jane said...

This is a charming illustration. I love the detail and the colour against the black line drawing details.

michele said...

You are a lovely blogger! I have an award to share with you! It's going to be posted on my blog, asap! :o)

Maron said...

such a precious memory and it comes through in your lovely illustration! how lucky you are to have your gram's memories as inspiration.