Daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother,
Saleswoman and business owner always in a suit and heels,
Lover of her family, Minnesota sports teams, travel, birds, gardening and politics,
Smart wit and great humor,
Polish and of Catholic faith,
Attentive to details and taking great care in cooking and cleaning,
Inspiring each live she has touched to be a little more gentle, a little more understanding and to act with love.
Happy 100th Birthday to my Grammy, I love you.
This is her first birthday our family will be remembering her without her present. I know her lessons will last my lifetime and will continue to have a powerful influence on future generations of our family. After her passing in December 2012 (link) I took some of her photo albums, as pictures are so important to me. Here are a few of my favorites.
Grammy with her twin sister Adeline
Grammy with me on a trip to Florida in 1982
They loved to travel.
Eleanor, her 3 children, their spouses and 7 grandchildren – 1993
Me as a baby with cousins Molly, Jessica and Grammy
Grammy with her first 5 grandchildren
Her and 3 sisters growing up
My dad with his parents.
Uncle Mike with his first of two daughters, my cousin Michelle
My stylish grandparents.
Grammy with Sandy
At her shop in South Minneapolis, Two’s Company.
My grandparent’s wedding day.
My dad with his older brother Mike
Third from the left, Grammy, and her sisters.
Her oldest child Sandy, her husband Douglas and their first born Zachary
The wedding party.
At my bridal shower in 2008.
Her first daughter Sandy, with her daughter Jessica