Legacy & Family
This is my grandmother, who I called Mamow, the strongest and most caring woman I’ve ever known. The woman who taught me I could do anything that I wanted to do in life and to never give up.
She lost two husbands, two children, including my father, and lost her right hand in a factory accident at the age of 50, (you can see her missing right hand in this photo) working to put my father through college. She taught herself, after her accident, to sew, pen a cloth diaper on a baby by using her mouth, write with her left hand, (she was right handed) raise a garden, and was even able to can vegetables using just one hand, and never received a penny from disability. After my father and mother’s death, she took in my brother and me to care for, I was three years old at the time.
She never owned a dishwasher or clothes dryer and always stayed busy mowing and working in her yard.
Mamow you will always be missed and you will remain in my heart forever.
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9/14/2014 04:18:36 am
Diann you grandmother sounces like a special strong woman! Thanks for sharing!
9/14/2014 05:06:15 am
She was a special woman Colleen and she didn't slow down. She loved to be outside and I miss sitting on her front porch talking and her cakes and fresh vegetables.
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