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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Reader Submission: Grandma JoJo

A while back Trevor sent me some great photos of his grandma Jojo and I recently asked him if he could send a few more. He responded and sent the photos above with this reply:

Thanks for the nice words. Jojo is doing "pretty well for an old lady" as she likes to say, and will be 95! in April. She is a former educator (began one of the first kindergartens in New Mexico), and has lived in Albuquerque since 1990. She has been legally blind for a number of years (hence the magnifying glass she wears around her neck). remains as active as possible, walking and visiting with friends daily. She sometimes tells me: "I wonder why the good Lord is keeping me here", and it pleases me that there are younger people who not only appreciate the style of an older person, but also who understand what is meant when it is said that "old people are wise". A lifetime of knowledge and experience has tremendous value. Pay attention to the old people in your life, write them letters, call them, indulge them, it's a mutually beneficial and deeply rewarding experience. And you don't have forever.

2 comments:

Dirty Hair Halo said...

I just gotta say, I adore this post.

XO

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Pink Granite said...

Your blog is brilliant.

Thank you for the inspiration - and the encouragement/push in this particular post.

As a result, we just mailed off a letter with photos to a 98 year old friend of my late father-in-law, a lovely woman we have never met in person.
- Lee

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