I thought after yesterday's posting I would put up some pictures of my grandmothers.
My paternal grandmother holding little 15-month-old me in 1949. You can see the stockings and shoes. And check out that hat!
1961, on the right. It is that placid, kind expression I remember best. She lived another eight years and died at 97, I believe. She is with her first born child, Effie. Are there any Effies anymore??
My maternal grandmother in 1929, still in the thick of raising her ten kids. At this point her oldest was in his twenties and her youngest was four. Unbelievable.
In 1961. Much the same sort of dress as thirty years earlier. She died four years after this photo, at 81.