The lady in the bottom left is my Mimi. She is my father’s mother. My other grandmother died before I was born. So, being the only Mimi we had, we cherished her. This picture was taken at her 80th birthday party. She was probably not very happy about us revealing her age. There are many things I have learned from her. She was a very wise woman.
First, I can remember her teaching us (my sisters and I) about things in the kitchen. She could make the best fried chicken. Mimi taught me the best way to make hot chocolate was to make it with milk. I can remember as a little girl waking up to her making breakfast. And she got up early because she made my grandfather a nice breakfast and she had to be at her job very early. Mimi also taught us the love of a good hot dog and a piece of cheese after school. We used to walk to her house or she would pick us up when we were in middle school.
Second, she taught us to drive. Well, not really drive, but we sat in her lap as we steered and she changed the gears. Mimi would also let us drive the tractor around the farm, but only in first gear. Thirdly, she taught us that when you have a job, you should treat yourself when you get paid. Even if it was a little scarf or a new tube of lipstick. Mimi said you worked hard for that money so you should get a little something. As a lady born in the early 1900s and the only girl of 9 children and the baby at that. She was very independent. She had her own way and her own beliefs.
Fourth, Mimi taught me to fish. She loved to fish. When she and my grandfather lived at the lake, we spent many weekends and weeks in the summer there with them. She was the best fisherwoman I knew.
MIMI- the lady
As a lady born in the early 1900s and the only girl of 9 children and the baby at that. She was very independent. Mimi had her own way and her own beliefs. She never was much for going to church but believed we should go. In fact, my mom and dad would have dates to church when they first met. Mimi was a lady before her time being as independent as she was. She only moved in with my sister, Becca after she had a fall and broke 2 bones. I believe she was 75. She was upset about not living by herself and losing her license to drive. But I know Becca would not change those years for anything.
My Mimi has been gone for several years now and I want all of you with a Mimi to appreciate the time you have with your loved ones.