Today is my grandmother's birthday. And even though she's been gone for over twenty years, I find I miss her more and more--maybe because I'm a grandmother myself now.
Right now I am thinking of her "cures" for things. Like Seabreeze. Remember Seabreeze? My grandmother always had a bottle on hand and she would dump it on you and tell you it would make you better. She also believed that warm Jell-O water was full of restorative properties, and she would make it for you when you were sick.
Here's what else I remember about my grandmother. Shortly before dying, she planted a perennial garden. She had that much faith in the future.
Today I am going to buy a cupcake and eat it in her honor.
Love you, Grandma.