Farewell to Nan Ranger

After a life on the other side of the world I didn't know my Nan Ranger very well and it was only on her 90th birthday I finally met her and got to know all those personality traits including where my father gets his cheeky nature.

It was when I was first born she made her only visit to New Zealand and it took me a while to return the favour. Since then I've popped in from New Zealand a number of times to make the visit.

Her body was old and frail but her mind remained sharp. I sincerely believed she would be the first Ranger (that I know of) to make the ton and get a birthday card from the Queen but it wasn't to be.

I take comfort in having the opportunity to get to know her and for Renate to have meet her this year.

Nan Ranger's 96th Birthday

More on Nan's visit this year with my post Only a four needed for a century