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99 Years of Blessings

Florene Alma Marie Denninger
June 16, 2019
99 years old today.
A day to celebrate
because such days are worthy of just that-
This was taken in 2013 at Sara's wedding.
 Grandma Florene lives in Vinton, Iowa 
these days to be near her daughter, Lois.
We were able to stop by 
for a visit the end of April.
This Father's Day it is somehow fitting
 to share the mother and son together photos.
Things are a bit harder these days
 for our storyteller matriarch.
But, there is also great license to stitch together
past days into "new stories."
Sometimes they are woven together
 in such ways that we are brought
 to tears in laughter.
So, on a day of great blessing-
 of knowing a Savior's great love
 for 99 bountiful years,
it is also ok, if you only
 want to eat cookies.


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