Paula’s B&W Sunday challenge is ‘Traces Of The Past’.
Today, Kathleen my darling mom-in-law, is celebrating her 103rd birthday.
What an inspiration she is to the whole family. Born in 1913, she has come through both world wars, giving birth to three children during the second one. She is still full of fun and loves a good laugh.
Always elegant, she takes a pride in her appearance, and you will never see her without her earrings.
She is still hail and hearty, having survived her husband and all of her siblings. Living on her own in a two storey house, she told us last Sunday that to keep fit and get more exercise she had just walked up and down the stairs a few times. Being such a positive person even at her advanced age, means that she has a great many friends who enjoy her company. For her 90th birthday, she made this amazing strawberry pavlova for all her guests.
Her 100th birthday was of course an extra special occasion, and attended by over a hundred people.
A week later, she was on a Rhine Cruise with her family, rocking the night away.
Today, she has eleven of her friends coming to her house for tea, and on Sunday, is taking family and friends out for lunch to the local pub. where we all had a wonderful Christmas lunch last year.
Cheers to my gorgeous MiL, who has lived a long and happy life. She may have many traces of the past, but loves living in the modern world and certainly makes every day count.
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Have a wonderful Thursday.