Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Catherine the Centurian...of Fashion

This Saturday is an important day. My nana - Catherine Coyne - turns 100. This is a woman who knows a thing or three about clothing. She married my grandfather a fisherman and cobbler, taught my mother how to sew, crochet and knit and passed down the appreciation of a finely-tuned garment. This is a woman who once made my siser Aran knit shorts, proving if you have the imagination you can wear whatever you want. This is the woman who predated the fashion critic, insisting that living the simple life didn't mean letting the side down. At 100 years old her skin is still softer than mine, showing that Pond's Cold Cream and fresh air never hurt anyone. This is her wedding picture. She even eloped. What a woman! Happy Birthday Nana. Looking forward to celebrating this weekend! xxx

5 comments:

AtheneMarie said...

wow, she sounds impressive, your grandmother :)
all the best!

The Style Strutter said...

Thats amazing!! What a woman:)!! xxx

Glowing Doll said...

Very inspiring!!!

alexdonald said...

What a fabulous woman. Happy Birthday to her.

Debbie Madden (Stauch) said...

I remember your Granmother very well each time she came to visit. I wish her a very happy birthday as I am sure the rest of my family does too. Please send our love to your entire family!!!