Raised eight children.
Ran a home, milked cows AND raised eight children - all without ever having a driver's license.
Helped us make the best Valentine's cards with paper doilies and construction paper.
Had a green chair that you could spin around in until you were dizzy.
Made the BEST Barbie clothes and even made jewelry to go with the outfits.
Helped me make a skirt for 4-H (well, she sewed most of it, don't tell my mom).
Made the BEST beef and noodles and Boston cream cake.
Saved her Kool-Aid points to get her grandchildren a nifty Kool-Aid truck which her great-grandchildren still play with.
Always had a dish of M&Ms on her counter.
Didn't like her photo taken so we don't have enough photos of her kind, wonderful face.
Had great taste in music and always shared her CDs with me.
Loved watching the Cubs and NASCAR.
Told me a few years ago to stop giving her gifts associated with birds.
Got a laptop to go online to read my blog (well, she didn't get it just for this blog but she did read it).
Could shop with the best of them and LOVED jewelry and purses.
Could be found watching Cash Cab with my uncle every evening.
Loved sharing Chinese food and listening to me ramble (well, I pretended she loved listening to me).
Was loved by her family, friends and neighbors and will be missed by all.
"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”