Mary Ann - My Gram

Minnesota days

Junior in High School- 1940 she is on the bottom row, 3rd from the left
Buena Park, Ca. 1944 and Minnesota( year?)
Aunt Joanie, my Grandfather and Gram 1951

Here she is with my Dad and Uncle

my Dad, Grandfather and Gram 1959

she is in the middle sitting on my Grandfather's lap 1950

Yesterday was my Gram's birthday. I'm sorry, I can't tell you how old she would have been, she would be very upset with me :) She never revealed her age while living, so I'll honor her wishes and not reveal it now. Gram was a big part of my childhood. My sister and I spent a lot of time with her on the weekends. I remember we always watched The Munsters and The Three Stooges on Saturday mornings at her house, while eating toast and drinking coffee. We went with her to get her hair done at Aunt Elaine's (her sister) house and she always took us to Mass on Sunday's. As an adult I visited her every Tuesday with my step-mom,Cathy and my kids. We would have lunch and play cards, and let me tell ya, Gram did not like to loose.
Yesterday was also the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Gram had a great devotion to our Blessed Mother. I'm so thankful for her faith which she passed on to me and for all those years I had with her. I miss you and love you Gram!


  1. What lovely memories and such beautiful photos. I used watched the Munsters at my granny's house as a child too!

  2. Such sweet memories and lovely photos! I love her smile in that last one :)

  3. she sounds like she was an AMAZING woman. and she had some great style as well. I always hope that im going to be one of those amazing grandmas that children really look forward to visiting.

    some great pictures and im sure you have some beautiful sweet memories to treasure forever

  4. beautiful pictures. thanks for sharing with us. You are so lucky to have been close to your Gram. x

  5. aww, these are amazing. such lovely stories :o)

  6. wow these are beautiful! You're so sweet not to reveal her age like she would have wanted :) I only have one grandparent left, and it happens to be my Grandmother and so many of the things you said are things I can relate to! She also takes me to church on Sundays and I owe so much of myself to her! :)
    thank you for sharing her with us! she was beautiful! xo

  7. oh thank you everyone for your sweet comments! i'm glad i did this post :D

  8. Wonderful photographs; everyone looks so happy and the hair styles really leap out at me. They're amazing!

  9. Great images! Thank you for the card via Emma's card exchange! Your blog is lovely!


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