My Grandma Betty passed away this week, and my Grandpa Herschel back in July, both after extended illnesses. We have been celebrating lives well lived and sharing memories with family and friends. For me, I have so many great memories of visits with all of my grandparents, many of which involved food, fellowship, and fun. I don’t know about your family, but mine enjoyed puzzles, games, and sports.
With my Grandfather Thomas, I spent a lot of time fishing, eating KFC, and playing backgammon. With my Grandma Ruby I couldn’t get enough of her amazing peanut butter fudge and playing rummy or other card games. With my Grandpa Herschel I spent so much time getting trounced in horse or ping pong then sipping on lemonade or tea. With my Grandma Betty, I savored her seven layer cookies and enjoyed playing Rummikub and Personal Preference.
Now I watch my daughters enjoying camping, kayaking, swimming, and traveling with their grandparents. They also like doing puzzles, playing with hotwheels, and playing games like Life, Waterworks, Upwards, Rummikub, Tsuro, Diamonds, Five Cucumbers, and more… as well as introducing new games to their grandparents.
Cherish these moments with your family, playing sports, going on outdoor adventures, or sitting around a table sharing a meal, chatting, and playing a game.