Conversations with My 91 Year Old Grandma: Boyfriends & Cigarettes.

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  1. 17 Perth

    June 2nd, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Oh my goodness. I love her! This post is so adorable. You can feel her spirit for your words.

  2. amber kanady

    June 2nd, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    your great-grandma ROCKS. this post might just be my favorite of yours ever!

  3. Girl Brooks

    June 2nd, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    This just warms my heart. She sounds so vivacious!

  4. Cece

    June 2nd, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    The last part about death not being scary but friendly at that age brought tears to my eyes. It's exactly how I'm hoping I will feel when I get to be that age. I don't want to be scared and sad I want to be okay with it. I know I have a loooong way to go (if I'm lucky!) but every now and then I do think about it. I hope you'll tell her that she is inspiring to others!

  5. A Worker at Home

    June 2nd, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    This is my favorite blog post I've read in…well as long as I can remember! She sounds so sweet and what a blessing that you have her & conversations like this with her that you'll remember forever!

  6. Laura Welch

    June 2nd, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    This made me tear up. Such great words of wisdom from what sounds like an amazing lady! I don't have any grandparents left, so cherish her as long as you get to!

  7. Amy @ Getz Girl on Fire

    June 2nd, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    What a lovely post . . . your grandma seems like a special lady. I tried to write down a few things my grandma told me before she passed. And part of my reason for blogging is so I can remember the times with my family, specifically my mom because she's getting older. And also, so my kids can look back one day and remember.

  8. Allie Tymoczko

    June 2nd, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    What a woman! This totally warmed my heart.

  9. Lauren Elizabeth

    June 2nd, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    I wish I still had grandparents, but I love talking to older people. They have so much life experience to share!

  10. Jackie @ Our Nashville Life

    June 2nd, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Your grandma touched my heart, I have tears in my eyes


  11. Genna

    June 2nd, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    This is so precious. My grandma just turned 96 and unfortunately can't recall much anymore. I wish I'd taken all the opportunities I'd had when I was younger to talk with her like this!! Your great-grandma sounds like the sweetest, sassiest, most down to earth and biggest dreamer all wrapped in one!!

  12. leelee

    June 2nd, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    My Mom-mom once randomly told me how she wasn't going to sleep with her new boyfriend and never planned to remarry. It was weird, but also cute at the same time.

  13. Tayler Morrell

    June 3rd, 2014 at 12:44 am

    I love this! She is so cute and wise!

  14. Elizabeth

    June 3rd, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Such beautiful thoughts. You're so precious!!


  15. Rachel Nordgren

    June 3rd, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    What a woman. I didn't really know either of my grandmothers, but I aspire to be this kind of grandmother if I ever have kids!

    Such precious words. Especially about cigarettes!!

  16. Sarah

    June 3rd, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Elderly people are the best.

  17. Young and Entertaining

    June 3rd, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    What a sweet post! She sounds like a great woman!

  18. Because of Jackie

    June 4th, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Your Grandma is sassy! I love the part about smoking (never! wwww!), and about listening to your gut instinct. Love this!

  19. Lauren {Fizz and Frosting}

    June 4th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    What wonderful advice! I love it when my grandma shares her little pearls of wisdom!

  20. Amy Lee Scott

    June 4th, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Chels, this is AMAZING! I'm so glad you wrote all this down to remember 🙂

  21. Preslaysa Williams

    June 4th, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Great post! What a sassy Grandma.

  22. Meghan Ashley

    June 4th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Love this post! She sounds like the best, so funny! I love her outlook on life (and death). I also hope one day I feel like I've lived a completely fulfilling life like it seems she had. Great writing as usual! xo


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  24. Shayla Cornett

    June 5th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I love this. SO. much.

    What a sweet lady.<3

  25. Christina M

    June 5th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Your grandmother is so cute … and she does not look 91 at all! I recall having similar conversations with two of my grandparents before they all passed … especially with my grandmother before she went to hospice, she regretted not traveling much at all and was so excited that I was getting to go abroad.

  26. Jeneric Generation

    June 5th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Oh how sweet. I have chills! What a priceless conversation to have written down forever.

  27. Amber (Books of Amber)

    June 7th, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I'm not crying, there's just a branch in my eye.

  28. Ember Grey.

    June 9th, 2014 at 3:33 am

    !!!! Melt. me. Oh my goodness- how sweet is this?!?! I may or may not be bawling.

  29. brittany

    June 12th, 2014 at 3:23 am

    gosh this is beautiful!!!!

  30. Lauren @ Lot Forty Eight

    June 20th, 2014 at 3:02 am

    wow. what an amazing woman!!! can she be my grandma? if my husband dies before me, i will never ever love or get into bed with another man. the beautiful thing about where i was married and my religion is that death will not part my husband and i. we will be married in the after life, throughout all eternity as well as in this life. and i just love that to pieces.

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