My paternal grandmother is the most long-lasting of my grandparents. She's a jolly old lady too: always very happy to see her grandkids and always wanting to go out of the house. A few years back, she used to want to go on long trips (to visit Batangas, her home province). But these days, painful joints and fatigue are keeping her from traveling far away. These don't stop her from pretending that she's not that old, though.
And so on this special day, I greet her:
HAPPY 97th BIRTHDAY, LOLA BATS!!