Something a Little Different this Friday

A light heart lives long.

Ciao, everybody! Regular visitors will have noticed that my schedule is off. No inspirational quote last week or this week, and no links, either.

I’m sorry if that’s what you were hoping to see. I’ll be back to my regular post schedule next week.

I was out of town, so I wasn’t following industry posts (and I have way too much email to catch up by posting late links). I don’t usually discuss travel plans in advance (for safety reasons), but I’m back now, and I can talk about it.

It was my grandmother’s 100th birthday!

Nana's 100th Birthday

We got to spend some time alone with her on the actual day (Thursday), and then on Sunday, she was blessed at Mass. Following that, we had a huge party for her with several generations of family and many of her friends.

It was so nice getting to see everyone, and especially wonderful to see the joy on her face. She’s always been a very sociable person, and this particular event will always be a fond memory for her (and the rest of us).

I suppose I do have a quote for you, in honor of this amazing woman.

A light heart lives long.

So, if you tried to reach me or missed me commenting at your site, I apologize. But I wouldn’t have missed this event for the world. Thanks for understanding.

Published by Staci Troilo

A writer fascinated with interpersonal relationships, the importance of family, and the relevance of heritage. Learn more at

17 thoughts on “Something a Little Different this Friday

  1. Thinking about someone who has lived one hundred years is just mind-boggling….to think of all that she has seen is just amazing. And seriously–she doesn’t look anywhere near her age.

    What a wonderful family event!

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    1. It was amazing. So nice to see everyone, and so nice to see my grandmother enjoying the day. Words can’t express the range of emotions I felt, and I’m sure her feelings were even more powerful.

      She lived through what was arguably the most rapidly changing century on record. The Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression. Two world wars. The advent of so much technology. Walking and horse riding (or horse-drawn carriages) as typical transportation to flight being commonplace. The Space Race. The Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall. I could go on and on, but you know the history. She’s seen so much change, and she’s adapted to mostly all of it. She even likes to look at things on my aunt’s cell phone. She’s a strong and remarkable lady, and I’m truly blessed to have her in my life.

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  2. She’s absolutely beautiful, Staci, and her happiness radiates from her smile. How wonderful that you got to be there to share this milestone with her and the rest of your family and friends. I’m sending her birthday love and well wishes for her continued health. May we all look so joyous on our own 100th birthday! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Thank you. She’s one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. Just thinking what she’s lived through blows my mind. And her mind is clear, so we still get great conversations, treasured memories, and wonderful stories. She’s a remarkable woman.


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