July 14th, 2015 by Jan

July 14, 1900 – Pearl was born.

Pearl was my Grandma and truthfully, I believe she is the reason I am whole.

July 14th is also Bastille Day and the French celebrate with song and drink.

When my Grandma was older, she lived in an assisted living home, and one July 14th, they gathered together to sing and celebrate Bastille Day in the afternoon.

When the singing was over, my Grandma said, “that was the worse birthday party I ever had. I didn’t even get a cake!”

Of course there was a huge party planned for her later in the evening, but I think being a true Hudson… well, the world should stop when one of us has a birthday — screw other celebrations!

I sure miss her.

Pearl in 1941


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