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February 5, 2014

On Living More Simply

grandpa george

I was planning to write about some lip gloss or new nail polish shades but all I can think about is this guy. My Grandpa George would’ve been 100 years old today. He adored my spit-fire of a grandma, raised four awesome kids including the world’s greatest dad, laughed a deep belly laugh at all of his grandkids’ bad jokes, and sprinkled sugar on our cereal when no one was looking. He taught me how to play cribbage, took me on tractor rides, and drank Old Fashioneds. I don’t remember ever seeing him angry or stressed. I once saw a duckling eat right out of his hand. I only remember wanting to curl up against his wool v-neck sweaters and breathe in the warm pipe smell that lingered even after he gave up smoking. He had a simple life but it was a good life, filled with all of the things that really matter. I’m just beginning to appreciate how special he really was. Happy Birthday, Grandpa! Give Grandma a kiss for me. Love, Betsy

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    ABOUT ELIZABETH
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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