Appalachia Granny

79 Years Young


Granny and her first great grand baby Margaret 

Granny is 79 years young today. As always, she’s made her own cake and has it ready for all of us to come by and get a piece after work. She had me pick up a 7 and a 9 candle over the weekend so she could blow out the candles. The Deer Hunter and I are gifting her with a load of mushroom compost for her garden. She asked for it saying “You don’t have to get me nothing, but if you’re going to I’d really like some of that mushroom compost. If I don’t get some my garden ain’t going to be worth a flip this year.”

Happy Happy Birthday Granny, we love you.


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    Don Byers
    March 8, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Happy Birthday, Granny! You got 3 years on me!

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    March 7, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday to your mom! I missed reading yesterday’s post because I was painting the downstairs bathroom and doing some other things.

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    March 6, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Happy Birthday to your sweet Mom/Granny!

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    March 6, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Aww, two pretty girls. Happy Birthday, Granny!

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    March 6, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    What a beautiful portrait – Tipper, I see where you and your girls got the your twinkle in your eyes!
    Happy Birthday, Granny! I hope you have a grand garden this year 🙂

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    March 6, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Happy Birthday, Granny!

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    Ken Roper
    March 6, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    I want to wish Granny a Very Happy Birthday, as well as Margaret in her lap. I Love All the Wilson Family. …Ken

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    Leslie Haynie
    March 6, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Look at those kind beautiful eyes. Happy Birthday!

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    Susan Casada
    March 6, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Happy Birthday, Granny. Hope you have an awesome day and a wonderful year. You certainly have a fantastic family!

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    Jane W Bolden
    March 6, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!

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    March 6, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Happy 79th Birthday to you Granny, may your day be chock full of family fun, love and joy ,laughter, sweet rememberings, thankfulness and singing, and your coming garden full of good eats. A day sweetly savored ,with many more to come.

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    March 6, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Happy Birthday Granny

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    Ann Applegarth
    March 6, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Happy Birthday, lovely Granny! How blessed you are to have little Miss Margaret to help you celebrate! I love the idea of your baking your own cake and inviting folks to share it — I’m going to do that this year on my birthday!

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    Don Casada
    March 6, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Happy Birthday to Charles and Gazzie Truett Jenkins’ baby girl!

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    Garland Davis
    March 6, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Happy Birthday!

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    Ed Ammons
    March 6, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Happy Birthday Granny!

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    March 6, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Have an enjoyable birthday! :-\

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    libby rouse
    March 6, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Happy Birthday Granny, its my birthday too, and I am 79 just like you, so you are my birthday buddy and I live in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Let’s just enjoy this beautiful day and know that we are so thankful!

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    March 6, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Happy Birthday Granny!! I hope you get a log of Hugs today and a lot of Happy Birthday singing.

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    Nina Chastain
    March 6, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Happy Birthday , Granny ! Hope your day is Wonderful !

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    March 6, 2019 at 9:12 am

    As long as Granny is willing and able to raise a garden, I hope you all will get her anything she needs to make it grow. Happy Birthday, Granny! I wish I lived close enough to come by and get a piece of that cake!
    Save those 7 and 9 candles so you can reuse them when you bake your own cake at age 97.

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    March 6, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Happy Birthday! May God Bless you with many more.

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    Miss Cindy
    March 6, 2019 at 8:06 am

    That’s a lovely picture of Granny and her namesake, Margaret. I send beautiful birthday thoughts to Granny!

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    Ron Stephens
    March 6, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Isn’t it strange that over time our wants tend to gradually fade. Concurrently with that the value we place on friends and family increases. Seems we would live a better life if we started out that way.

    Happy birthday, ma’am. Hope your garden this year is worth much more than a flip with the mushroom compost.

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    Bill Burnett
    March 6, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Happy Birthday Granny, we hope you have a wonderful Birthday and many more to follow!

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    Gayle Larson
    March 6, 2019 at 7:42 am

    I turned 79 in December and woke up with a thought. Oh My Gosh I am going to be 80 this year. Where did 80 years go??
    So much life has been lived and I have lots more I want to do. 79 sounds young but for some reason 80 sounds old to me. I know age is just a state of mind and mine insists on being 40. Sounds like Granny is also 40. Hope her garden is a great success this year. God’s Blessing on her and her garden.

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    Pamela Danner
    March 6, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Awwww, well bless her heart and what a sweet photo! She deserves that mushroom compost for a beautiful garden! I hope she has a wonderful birthday! Enjoy the birthday cake, I’m sure it is delicious!

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    Sheryl A Paul
    March 6, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Happy Birthday Granny! Enjiy your day

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      Sheila Bergeron
      March 6, 2019 at 9:04 am

      Happy Birthday to you ,pretty lady! What a pretty ggbaby too.

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