Ignore your age
Remember your youth and play
as you did before
My Grandmother Elise was born in 1893 and was an
amazing woman. A child who endured great hardships;
her parents divorced and her father took her from
her mother and put her in an orphanage.
Her mother rescued her and they had to make their way
cross country on foot to a safe haven with family.
She grew up with her cousins Nell and Alice.
Married at 22 and a widow with two sons at age 26.
The photographs I have of her as a young woman
and a mother only show her delight in life as she takes
her children cross country skiing or camping during rare vacations.
She worked all her life for the same company and when
she was forced to retire at age 65 they had to hire
two people to replace her. She died at age 96.