Thursday, August 12, 2010

There's a dark and a troubled side of life, but there's a bright and a sunny side too

My grandma is in the hospital slipping away right now, so I'm dedicating a post to her.
She is my mom's mother. She's 92 years old, having had my mom when she was in her late 40's.
She taught me to make biscuits and gravy and the best spaghetti known to man.

These are the things that remind me of her.

All her pictures of when she was younger totally look like Vivien Leigh.

She used to teach us moonshine songs with cusswords in them, which always made my dad mad. haha

She allllways went to an old lady hair parlor once a week to get her hair "set" or permed I guess...

Grew up in a coal mining town in west virgina

Played guitar and sang hymns and mountain music

taught me to always make cornbread in an iron skillet

She always smelled like Jovan White Musk

She loves the Smokies, but who doesn't?

She was a Pastor's wife but never EVER call her "Sister Zink" or she will cuss at you.
We always called her memaw.


  1. Mt moms family is from West Virginia too.
    And sadly Brad lost one grandma earlier this year and the other is in Hospice and we just heard that she will most likely pass away this week.
    Your grandma seems awesome!

  2. Grandmas are one good thing about life, I'm tellin you what. and its never easy to lose one...