Monday, February 4, 2008

A Tribute to Nanny Openshaw

My Husband's dear Grandmother passed away last Sunday, January 27. (She would be 97 years old next month, the same age as Pres. Hinckley) (( Our family thinks they "High Fived" when they passed thru those Golden Gates)) We attended her funeral in Missouri. Nanny was one amazing lady! She loved her family, traveling, gardening and being outside. She was an avid quilter and she gave them all to family and friends alike. She was a Woman of Service. Nanny had 10 children, 70 grandchildren, 166 great grandchildren and 35 (with 10 on the way) great great grandchildren. She was fun, vivacious and truely wonderful. Nanny was an ordinary woman who led an extrodinary life. WOW!

5 comments:

devz said...

LOVE the Nanny!!!!

Kelli said...

I love Nanny!! She will always be a woman whom I aspire to be like! My "Nanny blanket" has always been my favorite to snuggle up with!!

hilari said...

what a wonderful picture of nanny. i love that the tombstone says, "head up, tounge out, tail over the dashboard."

it is obvious that we are from a long line of wild and crazy people. i think she would be proud.

brooke gfunk said...

Nanny could make ya important and spread the love to everyone around her! Im grateful for her vivaciousness and excitement about life-what a blessing it is to know that she is back with her hubby and Ill never forget how she said at least 10 years ago that she was going to give up bacon because she didnt think they'd have it in heaven so she'd start weaning herself now so the withdrawl wouldnt be so bad- ya gotta love a woman who embraces pork products with such tenacity! It is a blessing to have strong, talented ,spiritual,and wonderful women in our family as examples-we are blessed!

mama jo said...

is that her motorcycle? how cool...that's the kind of lady i want to be...