Thursday, May 8, 2008

Flashback Friday

So I was going to do a flashback Friday at the beginning of every month, but I forgot last week. So here it goes. This flashback is dedicated to my Grandma and Grandpa Hardy. I love them and miss them. My Grandma Hardy was the sweetest lady you could ever meet. And she had this great candy drawer. She was the best cook I've ever known. We loved to go spend the weekend at their house in American Fork. I remember how excited they were to see us. We felt so loved. I feel so blessed to have had such wonderful grandparents.

I love this picture of me and my grandpa. I think we look so cute. He looks like such a cowboy. Those pants, and that gun holster, and the hat is the icing on top of the cake. I love it. I was his only granddaughter. Can you believe that? I always felt so special because of that. And our birthdays were only a couple days apart. I was actually suppose to be born on his birthday. I kind of wish I had been, why was I so anxious to get down here? I think it would have been special to share birthdays. He was a WWII veteran and I always admired him for that. When I think of my Grandpa I think of Jeopardy, rubics cubes, and arthritis. I loved his tender, arthritic hands.

I love this picture of me and Phil. I look so happy to be snuggling with my grandma. And I'm sure I was. The summer before my Senior year of High School my mom moved my grandparents in with us. That was such a wonderful experience. My grandfather passed shortly after and my grandma only lasted a couple more months. But I remember sitting in the frontroom with her while she shared some of her fondest memories with me. I also remember Homecoming night. She was so excited to meet my date, Nate Bliss. She waited up way past her bed time just so she could see him come pick me up for the dance. I could tell she thought I was so beautiful and I loved that.

I love you Grandma and Grandpa.


Mom and Dad Bassett said...

What sweet tender memories. Thanks for sharing. I hope you remember that Grandma Hardy paid for your homecoming dress (the one we recently donated to DHS for girls in need)!
I love you Betty. Wish you could have been here for all the grandkids. Max and Jaedon had so much fun together. It was just cute.
Love, Pa

Liz Szilagyi said...

You mean Prom dress. Of course I remember. I loved being the spoiled only granddaughter.

Mom and Dad Bassett said...

They loved you too, lots and lots and yes it was fun for you to be the only granddaughter! thanks for the trip down memory lane. I sure do miss them! Mom

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing! What great memories.

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