My Nana was born on February 29th in 1920. Yep, you heard me, February 29th, so she only got a real birthday every 4 years. I think she felt ripped off!!! We had a 21st birthday celebration for her when in actual fact she was turning 84!
Nana met my Pa (Bob) while performing in an amateur production of a Gilbert and Sullivan musical. Pa was playing violin in the orchestra. How cute!!
Nana's name was Elsie. I considered naming my daughter after her, but in the end I couldn't do it as Elsie always hated her name!!!
-Helping Nana "stir the cake" whenever she made her famous cream butterfly cakes.
-Watching their videos of Gilbert and Sullivan productions taped off the ABC, our favourite being "Pirates of Penzanse" and singing along.
-Finding sixpence in our Christmas pudding each year, and Nana exchanging what we found for real money!
-Nana and Pa were pretty hip and got a VCR before we ever did, and so they used to tape footy matches (
-Catching the bus to their place straight after school each Friday for Friday night dinner. Every single week, for years and years.
-Fish and Chips on Good Friday.
-Choc coated vanilla icypoles in the freezer for whenever the grandkids visited!
-Walking up the road with nana to her local shops, visiting the butcher, Op shop and Safeway (sometimes getting a ride in Nana’s shopping "jeep.")
-Nana would always save the butchers paper for us to draw on, I have many happy memories of drawing with my brother's at Nana’s and Pa’s place.
-Watching Nana crochet.
-Rice bubbles for breakfast when we had sleepovers. I never got these at home, (so BIG treat!)
-Looking at photos and listening to Nana's stories of growing up in
Do you have fond memories of your Nana? I'd love to know what some of your memories are!