Last weekend was a mini-vacation to the 1000 islands region of New York state to visit Stefan’s Grandma Blanch who is, in fact, not his grandmother at all but a wonderful woman that married Stefan’s grandfather later in life. Â Grandma Blanche was the guest of honor at her 90th birthday party this weekend. Â She is a beautiful lady even at 90.
Here she is at our Wedding in December. Â We were so glad to have her there!
Blanche was the owner of the Dairy Bar in Alexandria Bay. Â She has a decided sweet tooth and claims anÂ overindulgenceÂ in sweets is the key to a long life. Â She makes the best cookies, pies, etc that I’ve ever tasted! Â She closed the Dairy bar and has retired but she hasn’t slowed down hardly at all. Â She is the young one that makes sure to check on the neighbors and get people to their doctor’s appointments. Â She was telling me this weekend, that her next door neighbor is 101 and lives alone. Â Blanche calls her every morning and if she doesn’t answer, makes sure to call again in about 10 min. Â “Cause it takes her a while to get to the phone.” Â Ha!
For her birthday, she got a cordless phone. Â She was running up big bills on her cellphone because she wanted to be able to sit on the couch and talk to people. Â She must call just about everyone in the town given her cell phone records! Â She would say, “Well, I have to check on everyone, make sure they woke up!”
It was amazing to see the number of people she has made an impression on in her life. Â The party was a roaring success and so many people were there to wish her well. Â I’d have to say it was the event of the year for the over 70 set.
It was a lot of driving but it was worth it to see the family and wish Grandma Blanche happy birthday.