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The Master Builder

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

This beautiful lady is my husband's Grandmother Layton.  She is 100 years old todayand truly an angel on earth.  She lost her husband of 60+ years over 10 years ago.  I can't imagine being without someone who you spent most of your life with, it must be so lonely.  Her children and grandchildren who live close by take good care of her and help her out a lot.  She is still sharp as a tack and quite independent. Grandpa Layton started a construction company back in the 50's.  It has grown into a very large and successful company.  Grandpa was known for his hard work, quality and integrity.  He was a master builder of buildings. As we were talking with my mother in-law about Grandmother, my husband said, "Grandpa was a master builder of buildings, but Grandmother is a master builder of people."   It is so true.  Every time we are with her, she makes ALL of us feel that we are the most important people to her.  She always compliments me and my children and asks about their lives.  She REMEMBERS what they are involved with and what their interests are.  That is pretty amazing at 100, but what is even more amazing is she has over 60 grandchildren, and 100+ great grandchildren and she STILL does this.  She sends them all personalized birthday cards.  She is truly one of my favorite people to be around and I want to be just like her when I grow up.

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