|Great Grandpa Mills, Cayuga, IN 1900|
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Finally getting around to telling you about my Grandma.
Just 4'9", size 4 shoe, my Dad's Mom, Leila ...
had the biggest heart ever.
She said that back in the day, shoe stores used a size 4
in their display windows to make shoes more appealing,
but she could buy them at a discount & be fashionable.
She was married at 16, then again at 19 & again at 35.
I could never imagine being married so young.
She told me of making a pear pie as a young bride.
She'd never made one & made it so big it exploded!
Grandma's are wonderful, they have great stories.
|Grandma with friend, San Francisco, 1948|
When I was 5, I flew an hour on a plane alone to be
with Grandma & Jimmy in San Francisco for the summer.
Grandma came to live with my Dad, her oldest of two sons,
later when her husband Jimmy passed on.
. . .
When I was 16, I saved up to take Grandma
to the Egyptian theater in Hollywood (big stuff back then).
We went to see the movie, Ben Hur
and bought the Ben Hur book program & popcorn.
We ate afterwards at Woolworth's (a big spender).
I remember her being so pleased. I was too.
Like all Grandmas, mine was special & oh so tiny!
A smile for Saturday ...