Sunday, July 14, 2013

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace is one of the great hymns of the church, and has a great story behind it. However, that is not my topic for the day. When I was growing up and this song would be sung in church, I would have a little tickle of internal amusement because sitting there in the same pew was my sister Grace.

(Well, I admit this has happened even in my adult years when we would be in the same church service.)

Today Grace turns three-quarters of a century old. WOW! We definitely qualify as old ladies now--but we don't feel like it within ourselves. Our bodies may get a bit creaky and parts might not work as well as they used to and we'll not be running any races--but OLD? Just don't believe it!

So I want to wish our family's amazing Grace a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Here are just a few pictures of Grace through the years:

1942--about 4 years old

c. 1946
c. 1964 or 1965
July 6, 1997
August 6, 2011
August 6, 2011
April 22, 2012
October 19, 2012 at Aunt Elsie's

July 4, 2013


  1. Love it! Thanks so much!

  2. Oh, how sweet! I had not seen all of those photographs!

    1. For most of them, I plucked her out of group shots. We sisters were rarely photographed alone in our young years. The 1997 shot was from Diahann's wedding and Grace was sitting on a sofa with a couple of others during the reception time. Of course, I have lots of other old photos with her in them, but that would have taken all day and been a bit excessive! Gotta save some for next year.