On my way up to Seattle I stopped by Grandma and Grandpa Byers’ house.
I dropped off their Christmas present and hoped to snag a hot meal before hitting the road. As always, Grandma Jenny served up one huge plate of food. She made scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, toast, homemade jam and coffee. Luckily I’d barely eaten, so I scarfed down.
Halfway through my meal Grandma started to pull out jewelry. She said she’s getting old and needs to unload stuff. A true statement, but one I don’t like to think about. Grandma showed me Great-Grandma Belleau’s jewelry. Piece after piece looked like stuff I’d wear today. Grandma didn’t want it, so passed it on to me.
Grandma is also an avid gardener. Her gardens attract humming birds in the summer and she keeps them year-round with feeders. Today we saw three humming birds hover at the feeder. I managed to snap a few photos, but their wings move too dang fast!
Before taking off I took a photo of my grandparents. I bought them a frame for Christmas and wanted a photo for it. I snapped a couple of them, then set up the tripod for a group shot. Grandma will love it.
It baffles me how times change, yet some things remain constant. My Great-Grandma Belleau sewed, played piano and apparently had an affinity for awesome jewelry. Something tells me we would’ve gotten along well.
What relatives do you take after? Any interesting family history?