Granny

81 Years Young

Granny

Granny is 81 years young today. She told me yesterday she couldn’t hardly believe she’s about to be 81 years old, that she never thought she’d make it that long but somehow she had.

Granny always makes her own birthday cake and invites us to come by for a piece sometime during the day. Last year we had a big party for her big 8 0. I still can’t believe we managed to surprise her with the celebration but somehow we did.

As usual, Granny’s been staying busy crocheting. After she finished up the sweaters, hats, and scarves she gifted everyone with for Christmas she started on the cutest little dresses and shoes for her great grand daughters. In true Granny fashion when it comes to baby items she always makes a few extra for the grandkids who don’t have children yet.

I’m thankful Granny has made it another year and if I had my way she’d make it another 81 🙂

Tipper

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42 Comments

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    Brenda Schenck
    March 7, 2021 at 5:55 am

    Happy belated Birthday to Granny!

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    Ed Ammons
    March 6, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    I don’t make my own birthday cake but I do give away birthday presents on my birthday. Who says we have to get instead of giving? As a matter of fact I gave something away on March Forth day.
    Acts 20:35 tells us that Jesus himself said “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” I have a feeling Granny feels that way too!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANNY!

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    Doug Bishop
    March 6, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Happy Birthday, Granny! I was 71 yesterday, March 5.

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    Leslie Haynie
    March 6, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Best Birthday wishes for a wonderful year!

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    Ruth Binder
    March 6, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Happy Birthday, Granny. And the very best of God’s blessings to you in the coming year!

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    Quinn
    March 6, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Happy Birthday to Granny, and many happy returns of the day 🙂

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    Dona DiBernardo Silver
    March 6, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    A blessed Birthday to you and many more

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    Jan Arthur
    March 6, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I hope your day is filled with lots of love and laughter! May all your birthday wishes come true!

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    Lisa I
    March 6, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Happy Birthday Granny! Enjoy your special day

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    Jo
    March 6, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Sending lots of love and Happy Birthday wishes to Granny today! I’m wondering what kind of cake she made for her birthday?

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      Tipper
      March 6, 2021 at 4:40 pm

      Jo-it was a plain yellow cake with birthday icing 🙂

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    Cynthia
    March 6, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Happy Birthday, Granny! I hope you have a good one!

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    SusieQ
    March 6, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Happy Birthday to your precious Granny ,hope her day and days are chock full of Joy, peace and promise, sweet laughter, and enduring love♡ ….

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    Larry Paul Eddings
    March 6, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Happy Birthday to a fine lady. And many more!

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    Betty Hopkins
    March 6, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Happy Birthday, Granny! Even though we’re in our eighties, we’re gonna still be cool ol’ ladies. Have a wonderful day!

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    Stacey Galvin
    March 6, 2021 at 11:15 am

    Happy Birthday Granny!

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    Kat Swanson
    March 6, 2021 at 10:50 am

    I heard a song lyric once that said……The DAYS GO BY SO SLOWLY….BUT THE YEARS GO BY SO FAST……I surely agree with the old person in that song. Mommy and Daddy were married 56 years when Daddy died of black lung. The summer before he died, I asked them about things…..It goes by in a blink of your eye…said Mom. …and Daddy looked at Mom and said….We wouldn’t change nary thang. AGE IS A GIFT.

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    Ann Applegarth
    March 6, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Happy Birthday!

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    Gigi
    March 6, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Happy Birthday to an amazing woman. Hope your Birthday is all you wish for.

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    dee
    March 6, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Happy Birthday, Granny!! You are two years older than me and I never thought about living to be this old. We are just so busy raising our children and taking care of family that we don’t think about this age. Tipper, I know you all treasure her and love having her near. My Mother was the rock of the family and she was so easy going. How many times I’ve wished I could just have her back for a time even though I know I will see her again. I know you will spend some extra special time with her today!! God Bless.

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    PinnacleCreek
    March 6, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Happy Birthday Granny!

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    libby rouse
    March 6, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Happy Birthday Granny, I am celebrating with you, I’m your birthday twin, 81 today too, and we are so blessed to be here!

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    Sheila Bergeron
    March 6, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Happy blessed birthday to you, Mrs. Wilson. We sure do love us some Granny!

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    Ron Stephens
    March 6, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Eighty one years is a !ong short time. I’m not very close to that but somehow, looking back, it seems much of what I remember happened to someone else. I have been writing stories for our grandson since we don’t get to be with him much and I keep thinking things like ‘was that really me that happened to?’ The memory stays the same but I have changed.

    I think maybe she is practicing “more blessed to give than receive” making her own birthday cake as well as crocheting for the grandkids and great grandkids. That’s the way of a serving heart, always finding or making a way to give. My Grandma was like that.

    Many happy returns of the day to “Granny”.

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    Shirl
    March 6, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Happy Birthday, Granny! If I live to be 81, I hope I look as good as you! Go ahead and eat two big pieces of cake today.

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    Don Casada
    March 6, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Wishing Granny and all the Blind Pig crew a wonderful celebration of her 81 years.

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    Kim Glenn
    March 6, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Happy Birthday to your precious Mama. She is the sweetest thing!

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    Susan C
    March 6, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Happy Birthday, Granny. Hope your day is grand and that your year is full of hope, joy, peace and love.

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    Diane Carrillo
    March 6, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Happy Birthday Granny!

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    Melissa P (Misplaced Southerner)
    March 6, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Happy Birthday, Granny!

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    Becky Freeman
    March 6, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Happy Birthday Granny! Have a blessed day, surrounded by your family!

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    Margie G
    March 6, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Happy 81st Birthday, Mrs. Wilson!!!! Have a wonderful day filled with all the people you love and those who adore you!!! I think you’re crocheting handwork is quite lovely! May the Lord bless you and keep you. May HIS face shine upon you and give you peace. I hope today is an excellent day for you in all ways!

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    Nan
    March 6, 2021 at 7:40 am

    Happy Happy Birthday, Granny!!!

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    Randy
    March 6, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Happy birthday Granny! I hope you have a good day. I’m still wet behind the ears, I just turn 67 a few weeks ago.

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    Don Watt
    March 6, 2021 at 7:35 am

    A very Happy Birthday Young lady, 81 years young

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    Miss Cindy
    March 6, 2021 at 7:28 am

    Happy Birthday Granny!! I’m not too far behind you.

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    Jane ODell
    March 6, 2021 at 7:26 am

    Happy Birthday, Granny! Hope it’s the best one yet!

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    Don Byers
    March 6, 2021 at 6:49 am

    My wife turned 80 last August. She gets around like a teenie….drives to ATL area to visit family. And I ain’t far behind!!!Can still make my trips to the Smokies…..The Smokies keep me young….

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    Staci
    March 6, 2021 at 6:41 am

    Happy Birthday, Granny!

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    Gayle Larson
    March 6, 2021 at 6:38 am

    Happy B’Day Granny. Hope you have many more happy and healthy ones to come. I hit 81 this year also so I know how she feels. I just wonder where 81 years went. I feel so blessed and I am sure Granny does too.

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    Sue W.
    March 6, 2021 at 5:58 am

    Happy Birthday to Granny!

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    Donna M Wood
    March 6, 2021 at 5:30 am

    I’m trying to close the gap on Granny; I’ll be 77 this summer.

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