The 26th July is National Grandparents’ Day in Portugal.
I no longer have a grandmother or a grandfather. In fact, I’ve only met a grandmother, from my father’s side.
The only thing I remember her is that huge, fresh, tasty, rosted slice of bread generously topped with butter she used to give me when I’d visit her. A simple humble gastronomic memory is all I have from her. But it always makes me smile when I remember her.
On this day, I also remember a lovely lady I found as the oldest lady on Twitter. On this same day in the past year of 2010, at Hillside Manor, Bradford, England, Pat tweeted on her behalf :
“Hello this is Pat again, sorry to tell you all this but Ivy is very poorly at the minute, we are all hoping she gets well soon” 6:55 PM Jul 26th, 2010
@IvyBean104 was aged 104, she passed away two days after that tweet. Today I remember her as a sweet Twitter grandma.
Don’t miss the opportunity to say hello to your grandpa or grandma today, if they’re still with you.
Is this day also celebrated in your country?