Today is my nana's birthday. Birthday's are a very big deal in our family because they were really important to her. Her saying was something like, "if it wasn't for your birthday, you wouldn't be around for Christmas" (which when you are a little kid who believes in Santa, is arguably a bigger deal than your birthday).
This photo is probably the last one we took with ALL of the grandkids together. It was taken at her home on Christmas Day, 1985. Hard to imagine that it was almost 30 years ago.
She passed away in October 1997 and I still miss her every single day.