The Family of Steve & Linda Wilson

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Granny!

I am getting old and forgetful but I think today would be my Granny's birthday. If not today, I know it is this week.  My grandma, Pearl Ruth Arthur Sowders, was another special lady in my life. Since her baby girl was only 14 months older than me, I spent a lot of time at her house as a child. But what made her really special to me was what she did for me when I was a new mother. Being from Indiana, I was an Air Force wife in New Mexico when my first child was born. My dad bought Granny a ticket and sent her to New Mexico to be with me. What a life-saver she became. I suffered severe side effects from giving birth and was even paralyzed from the waist down for several days. I also ran a fever of 106 degrees. When I improved enough to go home the doctors said I had to have someone at home with me. Thankfully Granny was there. I don't know if I would have made it without her. And I still miss her today even though we lost her in the 1970s.  This is a very poor picture but I like it because that is her smile that I remember. Happy Birthday in Heaven Grandma!

Thanks to my cousin Mark Sowders for enhancing this old picture.

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