Katherine Brant, And so...

Welcome to the life and times of Katherine Ione Brant, born June 7, 1909. These stories appear in no particular order; however, the first couple of stories will give a little background and information concerning the storyteller. From time to time, I will write information and stories about Miss Katherine from my perspective. Most of the stories are related to me and recorded by Miss Katherine. Hopefully, by the end of this year, there will be a book ready for publish. If you know Miss Katherine, have photos or stories to add to this collection, please send an e-mail with the information. Miss Katherine would love to hear some comments from you. Thanks and enjoy.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Happy 101st Birthday!

      What kind of fun would you like to have when you turn 101 years old?  You stretch it out and have a little fun several times a day and for several days.  Too much fun, at one time, is too much fun.  Now, I'm really not sure if it is too much fun for the Birthday Girl or for the people around her having the fun.  But, anyway, we have celebrated for two days and there's more to come
      The house is filled with balloons, singing balloons, dancing balloons, floating balloons, still balloons, balloons with her picture on them.  
     The mantle and tables are filled with birthday cards.  Tall cards, short cards, double folded cards, triple folded cards, 'store bought' cards, 'home made' (computer) cards, homemade-store bought cards, sweet cards, funny cards,  serious cards, glittered cards, cards that have little things inside that fall out when you open them , (confetti all over the floor, I love it :), cards that have money and checks inside that fall out when you open them, a card, like a banner, that opens out about 5 feet that has pictures of Miss K, starting when she was a baby and ending with a current photo.
     The spaces that are not filled with cards are filled with vases of beautiful, fresh flowers and house plants. Please don't forget about the cake and ice cream.  We have a six (6) layer yellow cake with chocolate icing, yellow sheet cake with fudge icing, blueberry muffins with no icing, homemade, banana-nut bread, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate candy and special chocolate candy that has the Birthday Girl's picture on the label with a special message for her.  To top all that, we have vanilla ice cream in the freezer.  So, when you walk into this house, you get the idea that someone is having a birthday.
     And so, after you wade through the floating balloons, visually see the cards all over the room, then you can smell the lovely mixed floral fragrances and this is all mixed with the sweet smell of chocolate, I ask you, "What's not to like about a birthday, even if you have literally had one hundred of them, before this one?"


  1. Wow. 101 years old. That is something to be proud of. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love yours. I can't wait to read more.

  2. Wow!! 101 years young!
    Miss Katherine it was a joy to celebrate your birthday with you. I am glad you are still celebrating and you should just revel in the love and the well wishes that your dear friends showered you with.
    What a blessing you are to me and I treasure your friendship. I am very thankful for you and to the Lord for the opportunity to know you.
    I will share a story with you. My husband's, Randy, grandmother lived to be 97. When my youngest son Jonathan, being about 5 years old, learned that she was 97 years of age he said, "she really must have obeyed her parents." Remembering the verse that he had learned in Sunday School; "Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." Exodus 20:12.
    Or he may have remembered what his mother had said to him, "if you do not mind me your days on this earth will be numbered." : ) I like to think he remembered the verse.
    I am so glad you obeyed your parents so your days on this earth continue to be long.
    Happy 101st Birthday!
    I love you.

  3. What a wonderful time she had for her birthday!! She appreciates everything you do for her. Hope she gets to celebrate more birthdays to come!!

  4. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Aunt Katherine! sorry we missed your celebration but we are always thinking and praying for you. we look forward to oour visit with you over Thanksgiving.
    we love you very much, Sabrina, Keith, Aniya and Raimee
    ps, the girls have a card coming to you. they enjoyed making it so