Filoli Gardens, Taken by Sue Kinsella
Happy Birthday, Grandma Taylor! It looks like I might have put this up a day late, but I've been thinking about her all week. According to Pat's dates on the main page, July 30 would have been Grandma's 124th birthday. I can't believe that! It seems that it was not that long ago that she was here with us. At Pat's son Brian's wedding, there were "meetings" of several family "clubs" - The Kate Club, consisting of Mom (Lucille Kate) and all the other girls in the family with Kate as a middle name; the Ann Club, for those with Ann as their middle name; and my brother Tim started the Tim Club by grabbing Kristin's husband Tim and hugging him. But how can I have a meeting of the Ethel Club? There's just me - Susan Ethel - and Grandma - Nancy Ethel Baker Taylor. Well, I think that just thinking about her counts as a meeting of the Ethel Club. And once, years ago, I had such a sweet experience when I suddenly heard her voice behind me, telling me something. And following it up with her signature, "Don'tcha know!" Happy Birthday, Grandma - we love and miss you - don'tcha know!
Sue,Wonderful comment. I searched my pictures to see if I could come up with the 'Ethel' Club, but to no avail. And, a quick search on 'Ethel' in our genealogy tells me that if we could go back in time, the 'Ethel' Club would be Grandma, Aunt Doris, and you--now THAT would be some club!! Think of the nicknames Aunt Dot would come up with!Yes, it CANNOT be that long ago that Grandma was with us--we DO miss you Nancy Ethel, and love you so much--Love to all, Ethels or not,
Oh, I never knew that Aunt Doris's middle name was Ethel! How I wish we could have all celebrated that when Grandma and Aunt Dot were here. Well, now, instead, we'll have a "meeting of the minds"!
Yes, Ethel is missed! There are Doris and Sue and Mom and I can hear them now! Mom would have loved it and had some comments and Aunt Doris, well if you knew her you can imagine her reply! I hope she has by now gotten Philly to tell her the end to "Little Miss Bliss"!
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