Thinking of My Grammy

Today would have been my Grammy’s 105th birthday! I have a lot of fond memories of my dad’s mom, including her molasses cookies (her cookie jar was always full!) and playing the card game Kings in the Corners with her. I still have her cookie jar, but I don’t remember how to play Kings in the Corner.

Mabel Austin Gibson was an artist and left behind many beautiful paintings. This is one of my favorites:

She loved to paint birch trees and autumn colors.

Here she is at my wedding, along with my dad.

Happy Birthday, Grammy!


  1. Roberta

    You are so good about remembering these things. I remember the cookies, too, as well as the little vases of fresh flowers everywhere.

    That is a lovely picture at your wedding.

    • Karen

      I just have a knack for remembering dates, that’s all. 🙂 And yes, the little vases of flowers. I have a couple of her small vases and many more that I’ve collected, just because of that memory. Unfortunately, they are all stored away in Alabama, all but one that I picked up here.

  2. Carol

    It’s dh’s birthday, too. She sounds like a lovely lady.

  3. Missus Wookie

    Glad you have good memories – I’m the eldest cousin, my youngest was over in January and she had bad memories of ‘old smelly/messy ladies’ whilst I remembered smartly dressed baking ladies 🙁

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