Today is October 17. It’s Saturday. I’ve had my walk, I’ve said my prayers, I’ve started my chores. I sat at the desk and turned the calendar that belonged to Grannie Silcott for today and found that I had written she died five years ago today.
And then emotion overcame me.
This is one of my prized possessions. A picture of her as a young girl. One time I lost my temper and threw my checkbook. I didn’t mean to hit this picture, but I broke the glass, so it has been replaced, but the picture and frame are older than mud, as my niece Hannah might say.
This is written on the back of the picture. It says “To Angel my precious granddaughter, given this Christmas Dec. 25, 1999. I was 17, I saved money to buy this dress, which cost 20 dollars, that was a lot of money then. Now I am 93 my birthday will be May 29, 2000.”
She was born in 1906, so it would have been 1923 when this picture was taken. She lived through some tough stuff.
Wow, that’s about all I can say.
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” Proverbs 31:25-31