Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Great Grandma Lottie (1888-1994)

I wanted to share a portion of my great-grandmother's journal. She lived to be 106 years old and I remember her well. I attended her 100th birthday party in Louisiana when I was 12 and shortly after she moved to Michigan to live near my grandfather. My mother and I went almost every day to visit her in the elderly home where she lived. We would play dominoes and spend time with a lot of others there (I remember Vandum, Richard and George the most). I have a lot of special memories of those times. She died of pneumonia my senior year of high school and she was surrounded by her son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, included me. She could still recite poetry she learned in elementary school and was a wonderful Christian lady.

She was featured in the January 18, 1993 issue of U.S. News and World Report and was also recognized on her 100th birthday by the United States Government for the fact that all six of her sons had served in World War II.

Here is the link to her journal:

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