I was asked to post a photo of grandma and after sifting through hundreds of photos, I narrowed down my top picks and I chose this one. I imagine it was taken sometime in the 80s. (We discovered no one liked writing dates or locations on photos so are guessing dates on many of them.)
I chose this photo because it's the way I'd like to remember her with a sunny smile. I want to push away those images I have of her during her final days. Although her body gave up, her mind was still sharp and that was the most difficult for me and probably her. I'll always remember her strong, feisty will and spirit.