They were all fabulous and each has their stories to tell, but the very best one was the vacation that we took my grandmother with us. She was a delightful, beautiful lady and everyone who met her couldn't help but to fall in love with her. The epitome of class and graciousness, she always had a kind word and smile for everyone.
She lived with diabetes and had her thyroid removed so was on a very strict diet of foods she could and couldn't eat. She never complained about her limitations and was extremely good about limiting the good stuff (as we kids called it), but for that one fabulous week, she broke the rules she lived by every day of her life.
Mornings were spent at the beach, and every afternoon we spent back at the hotel, resting up for going to the boardwalk in the evenings. My parents and grandmother usually stayed in their rooms while we kids went to the pool, and for some reason we went to Gramma's room when we needed a break, always one at a time, and when I was ready to go back swimming and playing, grandma would give me some money and tell me to sneak myself an ice cream cone and could I get her a soft serve vanilla while I were at it. We giggled as we at them, like we were really getting away with something. Come to find out, she also did that with my brother and sister, so three cones every day!
|Soft Serve Ice Cream Cones|
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