Monday, April 30, 2007

HOT ROD YIA YIA (Re-Edited for Better Pictures!)

I recently had a business trip to Chicago to check into the Dominick's stores for Tyson Foods. I brought Yia Yia and Aunt Katherine to the store with me, and we introduced Yia Yia to the motorized chair!

She LOVED it! We do not have many pictures of her smiling, but here she is about to do doughnuts around the store.

I will not be at her 90th birthday party, so you can understand how special this visit was with her. Aunt Katherine was a great interpreter, and we had a wonderful lunch. I do not have many pictures of myself with Yia Yia, and this is one that I will always cherish as it made me feel special. Introducing this freedom to Yia Yia is a small thing to give her after all she has done for us. She is now very excited to go shopping on her own. Hopefully, if any of you go shopping with her, the store will have extra chairs since it is difficult to keep up with her - those things go 0-5 in about 1.2 seconds.

Aunt Katherine looked beautiful and happy, and Yia Yia now fully endorses Tyson products (Shameless Plug).
Have a wonderful party in June, and Dorie, Hollyn, Alexis and Me will be thinking of all of you!!!



GeorgiePorgie said...

Love the pictures, Tom. She sure looks happy. You did a good job. That's my boy. Love ya Mom

Cheryl Prater said...

Tom: that was a great idea! Looks like you all had a good visit. cher

Tula said...

Great pictures Tom!! Sorry I didn't get a chance to see you that day :(

Dorie said...

Tula - I wanted to stop by, but I crammed too much into one day.


Eleni Clare said...

That first picture of Yia Yia made my day!