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Happy Birthday, Grandma

Grandma and me When I was about nine I called my grandma to tell her there was an apartment available right behind our house.  Somehow she convinced Grandpa to sell their house and soon moved into the tiny space close by.  My dad cut a gate into the fence in our backyard so I could easily pass between our homes.  I spent a lot of time at Grandma's playing cards and hanging out.  Grandma kept up on all the latest fashions, singers, and culture.  She stayed up late, slept in every morning, and was always ready for fun.  Today my grandma would have been 92, if she were still with us.  I'm thankful every day for the time I spent with her.  I've thought of her often today on her birthday and smiled to myself.   Love and miss you, Grandma. The Quilt Climbing into the soft chair I sit beside Grandma and watch. The round wooden frame rests on her lap, carefully selected fabric beginning to take shape. Piece by piece she sews, working carefully  u