Sunday, June 7, 2009

98 and Counting

Today we are in Memphis celebrating LBeau’s mother’s 98th birthday.

Mema Martha is an amazing woman. A widow for more than half her life, until just a few years ago she lived by herself in Newport, Arkansas. She now lives in Memphis with LBeau’s oldest sister, where she still keeps up with all of the world news and works the daily crossword puzzle religiously. She’s also always up for a challenging game of Scrabble.

Mvc-239l Born June 7, 1911, in Union Church, Mississippi, her family later moved to Lake Village, Arkansas, where her father was a farmer and later the county sheriff. It was there that she met LBeau’s father when he came through town selling farm implements for International Harvester. They eventually settled in Newport when Beau opened an IH dealership.

Martha and Beau raised three children. LBeau is the middle child and the only son. She has eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Here is a picture of Mema with three of the great grandchildren at last year’s birthday celebration. Since then we have added two more greats to the family.

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So here’s to Mema Martha. Happy 98th birthday and many more!!

14 comments:

Robin said...

Happy, Happy 98th Birthday!!! You look FANTASTIC!!!

I hope you have many more!!

{{HUGS}}

Robin :o)

Tonja said...

How wonderful...98!!! Have a fun celebration today...she sure deserves it!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Kathy, she is such a beautiful lady, she look very young and happy. Congrats on her 98th and as long as she's happy and healthy I pray she has many more to come.

Domestic Designer said...

Please tell her Happy Birthday for me! Have a wonderful day celebrating!

Chandy said...

Happy, happy birthday, Mema! And many more! She's beautiful and look at that big smile when surrounded by great grands! Just lovely!

momma said...

what a wonderful lady! i love her smile - she seems so happy!

i hope she (and you) has a terrific day!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a beautiful lady she is -- well wishing her a Most Happy Birthday - and what a blessing to your family this special occasion must be!

Malvie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MEMA MARTHA!

"There's more where that came from!"

darnold23 said...

Congratulations and best wishes for many more!

Sares said...

Go Meme! Looks like she is still lovin life surrounded by all those little ones. I hope she stays well for many years to come!

maidenshade said...

Good morning, I'm stopping by to say hello, and Happy Monday. What a joyful, precious post. TY so much. Please tell Mema she is gorgeous, and many happy returns to her. Thank you Kathy for sharing her with us.

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nanny said...

Happy Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Lady!!!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Did you really say 98? Wow! Happy Birthda Mema! You look fabulous! laurie

Soosie said...

Happy 98th, Mema Martha..you are
a living legend! How can anyone look that good? I am so glad that I have gotten to know you through the years
with Kathy and Larry..(38 to be exact)..You really are an inspiration to us all..Love, Susie