My grandmother turned 85 in January. She doesn’t have much beyond a grade school education yet she is one of the smartest people I know. She didn’t have her first airplane ride until she was well into her 40s, and she once told me she never thought she’d ever travel overseas. Since the age of 70, she has been to England and Italy, and has added several places to her list of U.S.A. destinations — including Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, California, Washington, and now… Hawaii. Gran has always reminded me of how lucky I am to have the opportunities to travel and see the world. She has seen a fraction of the planet compared to me, and I know she is very happy for me that I’ve had the good fortune to be able to travel and live in other places.
Today I received this in the mail from her:
Todays’ truth is this: Happiness is receiving a postcard from your gran, from a place you’ve never been but she has. It makes me extraordinarily happy. There is so much in this. You go, Gran! I love you so much! xoxoxo