Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Janet called with news of Grandma Hansen's death yesterday.
Grandma was ninety-seven years old.
Aunt Betty says that when last she spoke to her mother (on her birthday on Oct. 4th) she was still sharp as a tack.
My memories are too few. We have lived far from one another for twenty-five years.
When you are a kid, you don't ask your Grandmother very many questions. It is a shame. She was married to our Grandfather for over 50 years. She had seven children. She was a survivor.
I wish I knew more about her.
Her voice was sweet and she had very soft lips. Her kitchen was steamy and she wore a practical apron. One could always find a bowl of peppermints in the kitchen and African violets in the living room. She liked to listen to jazz and she taught me to knit.
Our dear Danish grandmother...
We will all miss her so.