8/04/2008

Memory Lane Monday






This is my Great-Grandma Elizabeth O'Haver. The greatest woman to ever live. She was wise, sweet and funny. She played Canasta and Chinese Checkers with her granddaughters and great-grands, and she did not believe in letting the younger generations win. I interviewed her for a college history essay once. She told me about how she would hitch up the wagon to go down to the creek to cut ice blocks in the winter and pack them in sawdust to keep for summer when she and G-G'pa lived in S. Dakota. She ran their Mom N Pop store while he worked in the mines.

The photo wasn't dated, but I think it was taken when I visited the summer of '89, which would put her at 90 yrs old.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

She truly was the most important woman in my life. Some how she made every body think they were her favorite. Going to her house was like a get-a-way from the world. I always felt so loved and protected when I was with Grandma, even when she was 90 and I was 40. Aunt Rae

LoSpace said...

I love how grandmas put stuff over their faces like that in pictures -- mine did that too ... what was it? modesty? hair not "done"? just not ready for a picture?

Ruth Anne said...

Wow, the picture is so great. That is exactly how I remember her and her kitchen. Thanks for posting. So great!

Anonymous said...

She was a wonderful grandmother. Rae is right - you always felt loved and so special when you were with her. She taught me so many things in life. If when I am gone to be with her, my grandkids think as much of me as I did her, I will have succeeded in life. Love Mom

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

Absolutely greatest woman to ever live.

What great memories!

Kim Thomas said...

And I thought my grandmother was the greatest woman to ever lived!

Jinjer said...

I love this pic. What a great Grandma! She seriously sounds like the greatest woman to have ever lived. Precious!!

Queen B said...

thanks for introducing us to her :)

Supermom said...

Sweet!
Keep 'em coming. I am still waiting for many, many more!