I’ve been doing all my holiday and other gift shopping a little bit at a time. I should be all done in about a month or two. While I was organizing my gift ideas, I realized that I didn’t have any ideas for my grandma for her birthday, and that’s not right. So I started thinking and come up with an idea of creating a picture book of her through the years. She’s 90 years old; she will be 91 on July 25th of this year.  I just want her to know how much she means to me. I told my mom about my idea and it turns out I already did something very similar when she turned 85 years old.

My mom had a better idea, but it’s a lot of work. I’m going to write a book about my grandma, “The Life and Times of Sylvia”. I will come up with some questions and my grandma will answer them. I will get to work on this project with my grandma. This allows me to spend more time with her and get to know her a little better. It will also give us something to talk about, making conversations easier. I told her about it yesterday and she loved the idea. I told her that it will take some time. Maybe she can answer one of my questions every time we talk.

Some of the questions I came up with were how she met my grandfather? What type of work did she do at MIT? What was it like living through the depression? What was Hebrew school like? I have many more questions and I can’t wait to get to know her better. This will be a lot of work, and at times it could be very difficult, but it will be worth it in the long run. I’m always worrying about losing my grandma. I think this is a great way to spend our time together. I don’t want to have any regrets in the end; that’s what this project is helping me with. Hopefully it will all work out.

4 thoughts on “Time With My Grandma – Writing Her Story

  1. Jodie,

    I will try to scan some documents and pictures I have of my Mom so that you can get a better idea of who she was. This includes her near a plane during WWII when she was in the Civil Air Patrol. Michael has a license plate size board that has one of the first printed/etched computer circuits that Mom helped create at MIT Lincoln Laboratories during WWII. I even have a napkin from their wedding day with their names engraved. I’ll see what else I have in the archives… I may having some trouble finding it all since we are packing to move again – we just bought a house down the road.

    HONESTY is my foundation; HOPE is my motivation; FAITH & TRUST in GOD, my strength and guide; PROGRAM is my armor; ACTION is my responsibility; PROGRESS is my passion; VIGILANCE is my duty.

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