New gen­er­a­tion turns thoughts to the past

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

Such an amaz­ing Mother’s Day gift – at 36 I’ve be­come a grandma, a nana, a grand­mother or G-Ma. It has caused me to re­flect on the spe­cial women in my life – first and fore­most my beau­ti­ful Mum and my grand­moth­ers and great grand­moth­ers. I was lucky to get to know my two great grand­moth­ers. Both re­silient char­ac­ters and very dif­fer­ent women. Both strong in dif­fer­ent ways. I used to read to Nana Lila and lis­ten to her sto­ries from years ago. For my 12th birth­day she sent me a card with some cash to buy my­self a rig­ger! She’d had a hard life – their home in Clyde used to have a dirt floor. For­tu­nately I spent lots of time with both of my grand­moth­ers. I was proud that Granny Anne was the pret­ti­est grand­mother out of all of the other grand­mas at Brown­ies – her ear­rings matched her necklace and she had a very cool hair do. Very im­por­tant things to an eight-year-old. She taught me about un­con­di­tional love and kind­ness. She helped me with my home­work and had a gift for words. My Nana Scott is also a won­der­ful lady. We spent hours clean­ing out turkey feed­ers and pick­ing up pine cones.

I choose to suc­cess­fully love, in­spire and sup­port him to achieve what­ever he wishes to achieve. It sounds sim­ple,

doesn’t it?

De­spite her hard work on the farm Nana al­ways had bak­ing in the tins, clever knit­ting projects on the go and a meal for any­one who hap­pened to be around. She is amaz­ing. Both women en­cour­aged me to work hard and suc­ceed at what­ever I chose to suc­ceed in. It is now my turn to love and sup­port our grand­son - Har­ri­son John Tither. I’m not flash at the bak­ing and cook­ing as­pects but like my grand­moth­ers, I choose to suc­cess­fully love, in­spire and sup­port him to achieve what­ever he wishes to achieve in his life­time. It sounds sim­ple, doesn’t it? ◗ Amy Scott is a for­mer lawyer turned pro­fes­sional speaker who is pas­sion­ate about ef­fec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion and com­mu­ni­ties.

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