Friday, March 27, 2009

Daisy is 94

My grandmother, Daisy, turned 94 this week. Isn’t that the prettiest name for a woman? It just radiates with summer happiness. I had a friend who used to call me by a flower’s name….Petunia. I was never sure if I should be offended…But at least she didn’t call me peat moss.

So Daisy is 94 years old…which means she was born in 1915. She has seen a lot happen over her 94 years. She’s seen a lot come and go. Seen a lot thrive and dive. Seen a lot ebb and flow. And I hear…she once saw Flo with Ebb.

Over the past 94 years there have been a lot of advancements in technology, ideology, psychology, and hamburgology. Here’s just a few: the invention of the television, Computers, Pampers, microwave, credit card, super glue, pacemaker, White-out, silicone breast implants, CDs, ATM, Internet (thank you Al gore,) Post-it, liposuction, Cell phone, High Def TV, artificial heart, Cialis, The Doplar, Cabbage Patch Kids, McDonalds, Google…to name just a smidge.

Daisy even uses some of these products today…mainly the microwave (10% usage), portable phone (2 % usage), and Digital COMCAST cable TV with remote (88 % usage). Boo yah Grandma! The television is by far her favorite advancement….Bring on Jeopardy, Dancing With the Stars, and an NBA Basketball game.

As far as Daisy is concerned…you can keep the ATM and the credit card…cash is best. And keep the computer…she communicates the ole fashioned way… pen to paper and she has perfect penmanship…promise. Hopefully Grandma will never need an artificial heart (I think her ticker is still good with ticks) and I won’t even go there with Cialis!!! I can’t see her in one of those bathtubs…I know for a fact she takes showers.

And you can be sure she will never be at a computer to read this…but I have only the highest compliment for my Grandmother:

“Grandma…you da bomb dot COM.”

1 comment:

Sistersledge said...

Daisy also watches golf which she used to play back in her younger days -- ya know in her 70's and 80's. She reads a lot of books and People Magazine and is an expert at cross word puzzzles! Happy Birthday Grandma!