Sunday, November 2, 2008

4 Generations


The secret to a long life? Add plenty of salt to everything. It's a preservative for the body. My brother David and I took our Great-Grandma Bell out to a Chinese restaurant a couple years ago. Chinese restaurants don't have salt shakers on the table, so Grandma made me go up to the cooks and ask for salt. They raised their eyebrows, and then gave me a small bowl of coarse salt. After pouring the whole thing all over her tiny portion, Grandma was ready to eat.

In the words of Grandma, "by golly," I love that woman. I'm so lucky to have her in my life, and I'm excited to introduce her to her great-great-grandson in a few weeks.

In the picture: Little Sis, me, my mom, her mom, and her mom - at my baby shower.

10 comments:

Heather said...

So Great-grandma Bell isn't on Tim's side or am I just so confused?

Jill Johnson said...

You are so lucky! Grandma's and Mom's are the best.

Heather B said...

That is HILARIOUS! Salt at a chinese restaurant, the saltiest of all foods, I love it. (No really, I love salt that much too. I'm glad to know there may be a positive side to salt.) You look great!

Habs said...

This is such a neat photo. It is rare these days to have your grandma still alive let alone your great-grandma. They are all hot women too! You will age nicely Meili.

Michael Paul, Holly, and Trae said...

what a cute picture!!! your super cute pregos!

Meili said...

Heather, good question. I was wondering if anyone would ask that. She is indeed MY great-grandma. Before we got married, we checked the geneology to make sure there was no connection, and so far, we haven't found one. But yes, I am a descendent of Bells. Kind of weird, huh? So I guess our kid will have a Grandma Bell (Tim's mom) and a Great-Great Grandma Bell on my side.

Brit said...

unreal! that is amazing. I never knew my great-grandparents. to think your lil' guy will know a great great is awesome!

Emily Ortiz said...

That is cool that your little one will get to meet his great great grandma, that is so rare!

Shaneleee said...

Meili you are living to healthy to live long. Add more salt so we can be friends until we are 90. Love your blog and you look so cute pregers.

Brit said...

also, you look awesome in this pic!

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