I feel like, when a date has been celebrated for over a hundred years, that it really ought to be able to continue to be celebrated. Grandma would have been 110 today. This is the first year that I haven’t called her on her birthday since I was old enough to dial the phone on my own.
So! I’m declaring this Mary Elois Jackson Day.
Will you celebrate with me by writing a letter to, or calling the oldest person that you know and love? And then the youngest.
And since a festive holiday should have traditional foods, have some cornbread and/or teatime tassies.