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Myra's 104th Birthday

Creating a video to honor a woman turning 104 is truly amazing, and when that woman is also your grandmother, it is magical. Last weekend, my family gathered to celebrate my grandmother's 104th birthday. Mother of three boys, grandmother to seven, and great-grandmother of ten (with one more on the way) she still lives on her own, has never used a computer, and fills every room she enters with her enormous personality.

She keeps track of everyone, never missing an anniversary or birthday, and does it all without the benefit of a smart phone, Facebook alerts or Google calendar. She is smart, she is stubborn, she is beautiful, she is strong. Myra is the heart of our family and the reason we gather year after year. Happy 104th birthday Ra. Thank you for teaching me the importance of tradition, and for giving us all the gift of family. I love you.


The soundtrack to Myra's birthday videos (both 100 and 104) included:
Meet me in St. Louis - Judy Garland
Teach Your Children - Crosby, Still and Nash
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
These Are Days - 10,000 Maniacs
Young At Heart - Frank Sinatra

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