Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Amazing Esther

Esther is a very special friend. She is 97 years old and has just moved from California to her daughter's house in Texas. Now this woman is not an inactive little old lady. She has lived in many different states, as well as England and Mexico. She is a retired school teacher and has precise handwriting. Esther sends lots of personal notes and is very thoughtful about remembering birthdays. She writes poetry and for her 95th birthday, we made a book of her poems (she helped to paint the covers) and gave them to friends and family. She has been part of a Spanish club, a book club, a writers group and was a member of her church here in Sacramento.

Well, she has been at her daughters for a little over one week and she sent her first e-mails!! Maybe the reason she stays so young and alert is that she is willing to try new things. While on the computer, she got to see my blog. Now I want others to know how very proud I am to know Esther.



In another direction, Jennifer Edwards had a drawing on her blog and I won! I will receive some of her greeting cards and tags. This is my birthday week, so I seem to be especially blessed this year.

9 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

Wow! Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!!!! You are having an awesome week . . . and say "Hello" to lovely Esther. What part of Texas is she living in? Maybe we could get her together with my 93-year-old Mom :-)

marancat said...

What a lovely post! Happy birthday, Sandra - and best wishes to Esther, who is amazing.

Alex said...

Happy Birthday congratulations to you Sandra ! =) Esther is surely an inspiring personality. I'd love to be like her someday, and be someone as awesome as she is!

Sandy in Michigan said...

Happy Birthday! I enjoyed reading your post about Esther, a truly amazing lady. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

Happy Birthday! I enjoyed reading about Esther - quite inspiring!

Yevgenia Watts said...

Hey, I know her! And congratulations on winning Jennifer's stuff! I missed everything, as usual...Too busy between art fairs and commissions. Which is a good thing :)

Sandra said...

Betty, Esther now lives in Azle which I understand is about 40 miles from DFW airport. Wouldn't it be great if your mom really lived near her?

whatidoisme said...

Esther belongs to a very strong and amazing generation - I have two aunts, both 95, who are made of similar stuff!
Sue

whatidoisme said...

Oh and happy birthday!
Sue