Grandma Brannon 80th Birthday

Anoncing her acomplishment to 80Sept 7: Grandma Brannon’s 80th Birthday: What a cause for a celebration! SaturdayThe joy of birthday cards afternoon the Staddon home was bustling with many diligent workers in preparation for the party. We were grateful for everyone who came to help decorate and prepare food.

Sunday morning during church Esther and Mom surprised Grandma by playing the special music in honor of her birthday. Then Sunday afternoon children, grandchildren, and others gathered at our house to Grandma's delicious cake! celebrate this momentous occasion. After opening gifts and cards she read 80 slips of paper on which were written notes of appreciation for things such as: a) The cheerful way she puts others first, b) A happy person to be aroundOptimism towards life, and her delicious cheese cake. We all enjoyed the tasty dinner, snacks, cake and ice cream, and especially the time together before going our separate ways.


  1. Allen P. September 19, 2008 at 4:45 pm #

    Congratulations! God bless her, and I hope you have many more years together. Did she get tired at all of reading all those papers? lol

  2. Jonathan September 19, 2008 at 6:18 pm #

    Well she had some help 🙂 But she did most of them. Thanks for the blessing. I will pass it on to her!

  3. Donald September 19, 2008 at 8:08 pm #

    Thank you for posting about that momentous occasion! It sounds like she enjoyed it. I too have been challenged to love and live life rather than simply getting through it. Praise the Lord for Grandma’s living example. Jesus has come that we might have life, and have it more abundantly!

  4. James September 19, 2008 at 8:33 pm #

    When I saw the title of the post I instantly thought: “Oh no! I don’t think I have any pictures of that event!” But then I remebered that, sadly, I wasn’t even there! So I am very glad you took some pictures and posted a post, Jonathan. God bless grandma too!

    Now that I think about it more, I remember sitting in church on Grandparents Day thinking about how amazing it was for her birthday, the most special number of 80, AND Grandparents Day all fell on the same day! It really is amazing; and God knew all along.

  5. Robert September 21, 2008 at 10:31 pm #

    We are really blessed to have some wonderful Grandparents! Thank you, Grandma, for your genuine love for all of us. May God bless you on your 80th year!

  6. Joshua September 22, 2008 at 6:47 pm #

    I would probably never have guessed that Grandma Brannon turned 80 this year. West Virginians must live extra good lives!

    What a joy it was to see both Grandpa & Grandma Brannon this past weekend. May God bless you Grandma Brannon with many more wonderful years on this earth.

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