I could have titled this post many ways, but it comes down to this: my 90-year-old mom, Kay Staley, is a force of nature with indomitable spirit, joie de vivre and a power of example to all of us fortunate progeny.
She is also a tennis fanatic. Mom began playing at 10 years old in Berkeley, Ca, when her mother, in an effort to redirect her daughter’s tomboy pastimes like football with the neighborhood boys, got her onto a tennis court, which at that time was a slightly more acceptable sport for a young lady. She played up until 2 years ago, when a wrongly prescribed antibiotic wreaked havoc with her achilles tendon!
The love of the sport and emphasis on fitness has been has been deeply instilled in her daughters and grandsons as well, and on Labor Day, Mom took us to the US Open for a terrific night of tennis and family celebration (missing a few key members!)
Thanks to Gramma Kay for giving us such a wonderful night and for being such a light in our lives.