Wednesday, March 10, 2010

You Must Be A Raging Liberal

"I hear you're listening to NPR, you must be a raging liberal?" asked one of my contractors yesterday.

No, but thank you for asking.

If anyone is interested, I was actually listening to a replay of this interview with my great-grandmother, which I happened to catch on the radio while slaughtering an Italian dish. Not that I mentioned that to Mr. Foot In Mouth.



She is one hundred and eight years old this year, and still packing full houses in Tampa.

11 comments:

Caroline said...

Oh my, 108!!!

Kelly said...

Pretty crazy, right?

Chelsea said...

Whoa! How cool. 108 is pretty old, it's great that she is still around to share her talents with the world. I had a Great Aunt that lived to 104, but 108 has that beat. :)

Kelly said...

104 is IMPRESSIVE!

Steven Anthony said...

jeepers, 108.

Kelly said...

I know, Steven. And 30 seemed like a Big Deal. Sheesh.

Jeremy and Kathleen said...

108! That is amazing. Has she shared any secrets to living so long (and beautiful) with you?

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Amazing, loved listening to her play! You must be so proud of her!! And as for your contractor...sometimes there is just nothing you can say in response to people's comments.
Thanks for sharing this inspiration! Janell

Candy (Mama Lion) said...

beautiful.

Kelly said...

Awww, thanks Candy and Isabella. No, Kathleen, she wouldn't even admit to her age until a few years ago (The Chicago Tribune and New York Times even did articles trying to get her 'fess up!) when she publicly announced at a concert that she was 105. There were a lot of gasps!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Amazing. My sister-in-law and her family has lived in St. Pete since forever. Ane their businesses are in Tampa, I am certain they must be aware of your g'grandma Rosa!