Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Ursula Rountree Harris
3/5/1906 - 11/21/2007

Things I learned from my grandmother....

Never deprive yourself. Eat well. Drink well.
You do NOT need to exercise if you want to live to be 100.
Treasure people, not things.
Be generous, money does you no good when you're dead.
You can smoke cigarettes and still live to 100.
Let go of things, grudges don't help anything.
Stress is not worth the trouble it causes.
Love life and enjoy every minute of it.
Martinis are good for your soul.

I love you and miss you every day.


Cecily R said...

Happy Birthday Gogo! I'm sure she misses you too. :)

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful tribute to the life your grandmother lived. You know she is so proud of you. I LOVE her take on exercise! I need to learn to follow some of the other advice....stress, grudges....

girlytwins said...

Happy birthday to your Gogo. She had a great outlook on life. Live life to it's fullest :)

Churchill said...

Those are wonderful lessons. Gogo sounds like an amazing lady!

Shannon said...

Love the lessons she taught you! Live life and LOVE! I tend to agree with her. Happy birthday Gogo!

Laura said...

What a great Lady. I am glad you took time to share her and remember her.

Debra said...

What a beautiful tribute to her!! What a great woman to teach you such important lessons.

I tell my parents all the time that they need to be broke when they die. Why have money at that age to save it for your posterity? Spend it and live life to the fullest!