“It is hard to qualify the influence that this amazing woman had on me, and really on everyone around her.”
This grandchild describes the influence Grandmother had during the growing up years. The author also explores several stories related by her. This challenges me to write down the stories of my own grandparents … because they are important to understand them. How about you? Do you have a favorite story?
My Grandmother’s funeral was yesterday. She lived from February 26, 1924 to May 21, 2014. Her name was Florence May Harris (maiden name Kettle).
It was a beautiful ceremony, attended by friends and family from all over the country. I had to park down the street from the Church, in fact.
It is hard to qualify the influence that this amazing woman had on me, and really on everyone around her. Like so many of the generation that grew up during the depression and World War II, she had an influence that seemed far out of proportion to that of a single being. My grandmother was the type of person that built communities, and that was evident at her funeral.
Perhaps the beast measure of a person, in my view, is in the stories they tell. Hateful people tend to tell tales that justify their lists of…
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