grandma jumps in lake calhoun (tbt)

It's been a while since I've posted anything about my grandma. For anyone that's new, my grandma has Alzheimer's disease and lives at home with my grandpa. She still remembers who we are, who she is, and where she is (for the most part), but her mind tends to disregard daily cares like eating, dressing, bathing, etc. A nurse goes over on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and my dad and I make sure we're over there on her off days. I call every night to talk to my grandpa, just to check in and say hi.

They are, without a doubt, among my favorite people ever.

Anyway, the other day I found a box of old newspaper clippings, and in honor of Throwback Thursday, I thought I'd share this one:

That's my grandma on the far right, jumping into Lake Calhoun, sixty-seven years ago yesterday. It's a little hard to read, but the caption on the photo lists the girls' names and their addresses! Ironically, the address listed is the one my grandma can still recite from memory.

Soapbox: If they're still living, call your grandparents tonight. I know it can be difficult to make conversation, but just tell them about your life, and ask them about theirs. If you don't have grandparents, call someone who is lonely, or needs encouragement. I promise it's one of the best things you'll do today.


  1. Love this <3 My grandma had Alzheimer's, too… cherish those moments with her!

  2. You look so much like your grandma! That smile!!!! What a great post!


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