Missing Grandma …

GKBMarch 20 was the birthday of my late Grandma Kreykes, who was born back in 1910. I miss her very much. I have strong memories of  my grandmother and think of her often.

That’s Grandma in  the middle of the photo with two of her older siblings. The more family history research I do, the more I find myself thinking about what their lives must have been like … and the more I admire them.

Grandma, who lived her whole life in Sioux County, Iowa, shared a birthday with my sister. I often find myself thinking about her on the same day I’m wishing my sister a happy birthday.

Life is like that.

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15 Responses to Missing Grandma …

  1. Jana Last says:

    What a sweet tribute to your grandmother. Cute photo! How DID they get your grandmother to stay sitting in that chair long enough for the photo to be taken?

  2. It is great to see you again!

  3. vanbraman says:

    A Birthday is a good way to start the new season.

  4. Catherine says:

    Beautiful photo and delightful tribute… thankyou and Happy Birthday Grandma Kreykes.

  5. Photos close to home says:

    Your Grandmother’s expression and slight tilt of the head caught my eye.

    • ljhlaura says:

      I found myself focusing on her expression as well … wondering what she might have been thinking of the whole photo enterprise… Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. Sheryl says:

    Your grandmother was adorable when she was a child. Her older siblings look so serious in the picture.

    • ljhlaura says:

      They do look serious, don’t they? I guess having a photo taken was a different experience back then. Can’t help but wonder what Grandma was thinking.

  7. Pingback: Happy Birthday, Grandma: Hattie Kreykes, 1910 – 1995 | Branch and Leaf … a family history blog

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