The year was 1947 and Grandma was just 15. Even though life wasn’t easy, she always marched to the beat of her own joyful drum, raising her daughters, sons, and grandchildren her entire adult life. Without her, we’d never have known that not all women are to live in fear and there are women who are capable of great love and affection. She was our savior in so many ways. Thank you Grandma, for helping us to become the women we are today and for helping us to embrace trust once again…all because of you.