Spice Grannies Reunion
By Wilma Wallcraft
A reunion luncheon was held at the Manitou Golf Course on Wednesday, July 24 for the original remaining Spice Grannies and their lead-er Terrianne (Seward) Lea. Terrianne started this group of ladies in the spring of 2002 and the Spice Grannies, and later adding the Little Spice Girls, became a group to show and tell all ages that you can age gracefully, that you can inspire, and that you can entertain and have good fun doing it. Exercising and dancing to tunes such as “You Sexy Thing” and “We Are Family”, these gals entertained at more than 40 concerts, healthy living functions, festivals, and personal care homes from April 2002 to December 2004.
The original 10 Spice Grannies were Helen Rendall (Jalapeno at age 86 and the hottest spice), Vivian Weeks (Salty), Gayle Currie (Lucky), Rae Tickner (Lavendar), Joanne Bradley (Sporty), Eveline Wubbe (Roady), Wilma Wallcraft (Cinnamon), Ruth Nichol (Saucy), Pat Esler (Twiggy), Bev Bonner (Hippy), and leader Terrianne (Baby Spice). The Little Spice Girls were Lexi Hacault, Hailey Nakonechny, and Jacinta San-ders.
Attending Wednesday’s luncheon were Joanne Bradley, Ruth Nichol, Gayle Currie, Wilma Wallcraft, Vivian Weeks, and leader Terrianne. We remembered Bev Bonner, now living in Toronto, and the other 4 Grannies who have passed away. Looking at pictures, telling stories with many memories, and lots of fun and laughter made a great afternoon.
We thank Terrianne for her influence on us to stay healthy, think positive, and enjoy each day to the fullest. Seeing Terrianne’s amazing flower gardens at her farm was the real “icing on the cake”, a perfect way to end an afternoon with good friends.