Friday, October 10, 2014
Family History (Lack Thereof)
But I dug around and found this photo - I'm the baldy on the left. My cousin Mark (four days younger) is on the right. We were eleven months old and propped with Great Grandmother Farrell.
That's all I know. Can't tell you her first name. She's eighty or so here - but back in the day everyone had that Grapes of Wrath look. They were ancient even at sixty. I have no doubt she always had an apron handy and could whip up a meal for three or thirty.
Stoic, plain speaking. I bet she was kind, but didn't put up with nonsense.
I should have listened better, but I don't remember many stories from my mother about her grandmother. My mom's gone now. But the photo lives on.