Grandmas 100th Birthday

My Grandma, Velma Jagger, was born in 1918. This past weekend we were honored to get to celebrate her 100th birthday. She looks exactly as my childhood memories have retained her from over 25 years ago. My memories include her being more mobile and more orientated to her surrounding than she is now at 100 years old. As a child I spent a lot of my time on her and my grandpas farm and you could count on the day including the same similar routine; house chores, barn chores, swinging on the front porch waiting on the mailman, walking down the long driveway to get the mail, supper followed with homemade pie, rocking chair hangs with a constant gentle holding of hands and evening TV time always sure to include jeopardy and wheel of fortune. She was diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer’s about 10 years ago but still manages to know her name, (maiden name), where she grew up and that she was valedictorian of her class. She may not always know who her family are anymore but she knows its welcomed company and is quick to hold a hand of whoever is sitting closest.

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