Now Thats a Great Grandma

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The day after Christmas we ventured to Fosston, MN to visit my Great Grandma Inga.

I never get it right, but I believe she is 94.  Or 93.  Or 97.

Lets just say she is over 40.

My Audrey is named after Grandma Inga’s daughter Audrey. (My grandma Audrey)

This picture gets me a bit choked up… even though the lighting was off and its a little blurry… its Inga and Eddie.  Grandma Inga was married to my Grandpa Eddie.  He passed away over a decade ago, but obviously was a huge impact in my life as I named my son after him.



This visit with Grandma was different.

The way she recalled memories of her beloved, the way she allowed herself to get caught up in thinking about him and their life together, I was choked up more than once listening to her reminisce.

So thankful for our time together!





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  1. says

    I love this. My grandparents are still alive, too, and I love seeing them interact with my daughter. She calls them GiGi and Pop Pop and has them both wrapped around her chubby little finger. :)

  2. Stacy says

    I have been reading your blog for a while now and had no clue you from Minnesota! I grew up in rural SE MN but live in UT now! Thank you for this beautiful post! It reminds me of times with my grandmother. Enjoy every minute with her…the time passes too quickly.

  3. says

    What a beautiful post! Believe it or not I actually know where Fosston is!! I got my braces as a kid from an orthodontist in Fosston! My grandma was from Winger and I still have relatives there!! What a small world. Btw…this is the first time I’ve checked out your site. I look forward to seeing more!!

  4. Anna says

    This is such a sweet post. I lost both my great-grandparents before I was born, but was lucky enough to share some years with my husbands. It is amazing to sit and listen to them tell of the world through their eyes.

  5. says

    Wow! This is totally, completely, amazing! I only ever knew my grandparents, and am only in my 20s, with only one set remaining. Your cuties will have these photos to look back on forever- and it’s such a wonderful blessing they can’t imagine right now. (Loving the new site!)

  6. says

    These photos are so sweet. And please tell your grandmother that I love her name. In this resurgence of old names made new, I hope Inga is next. It’s beautiful! And so is your grandma. Thanks for sharing!