Friday, May 6, 2016

Mother's Day (a few days early)....In loving memory - Grandma Doris and Grandma Margaret

My five grandchildren lost their great-grandmother September 26, 2015. I have spoken of her frequently on this blog (see May 1 and 2, 1930 or Friday's Feature-Doris Tolsdorf) but had not posted her obituary until now. For three of these grandchildren she was their last great grandmother.

Our other two grandchildren still had their last remaining great- grandmother until January 2016. These were both extraordinary women who lived long full lives. One lived 97 years plus a few months and the other one was closing in on 100. One never lived more than 10 miles from where she was born. The other rubbed elbows with the Capones and danced with Donald O'Conner. One was country and the other city. They both lived many, many decades as a single woman.  Similarities and  differences, but they shared great-grandchildren. What traits might those great- grandchildren have inherited. Time will tell.  What we do know is that they are both missed.


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