Fates Warning - Giant’s Lore
1 May, 1914 - 20 April, 2014
This is my wife’s grandma Olive, she passed away last night peacefully in her sleep, about 2 years longer than she optimally wished. She was an incredible person who shared a lot of love and was loved by many. We visited at least once a year, if not more, to her home for the last 13 years. It will not be the same travelling to Spokane without seeing her.
Her earliest memories were of scrap drives for World War I, taking scraps gathered on their farm in Jordan Valley, Idaho to the ‘big city’ of Nampa or Boise. She sailed with one of her daughters from Oregon to Tahiti and travelled extensively around the world. She was making quilts for charities up until her 90s when it was getting too hard to get into the basement to work on them, but she still crafted and sewed until last year.
It was tough moving her out of her house in 2011, she had lived there for over 65 years, raised 4 kids there and it was always ‘Grand Central Station’ for family (my wife’s side were Catholics and Mormons, so there are a lot of cousins!). I was never close to my grandparents so she became my grandma by proxy, and I cherish the memories of getting to visit with her and when she visited us in Houston in 1996.
We’ll have a memorial for her sometime in June, her initial memorial was planned for May of 2013 but she wasn’t ready then. Joked with her that we’d still have the memorial and she’d be in the back correcting my father in-law :)
The top pic is her and her 1972 Mustang, she drove until she was 90 (every morning to mass at the parish down the block and weekly 1 block the other way to Albertsons). My wife’s cousin has that car now and I expect I’ll see it in June at her memorial. The other two pics are from our tradition every time we left to have pics with grandma, 2012 and 2011.
Oh Monday, your outline is weak and premise is derivative. D+ work at best.