H umble? Yes, mostly. But she did like to don swimsuit, negligee or dress to take pictures.
E nergetic? Yes, but never understood, “Get up and work!” didn’t inspire us.
L oving? Always. She cared for everyone she met, often writing to them for years.
E nthusiastc? Mostly about housework and family, especially her husband of fifty years.
N eurotic? In her later years she was preoccupied with sickness, always thinking the worst.
V ictorious? I think she stands before God and hears, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
I maginative? Yes, she painted flowers on papers plates and wrote hundreds of poems.
R eligious? Both in the common and pure meaning of the word.
G orgeous? Yes, black hair, brown eyes, legs that once won an award in high school.
I nteresting? She was a city girl who loved a country husband, sort of like Lisa on Green Acres.
N urturing? Maybe overly so. She wouldn’t rest, even on vacations.
I nventive? Yes. She made instant hot chocolate before it came out, calling it quicky cocoa.
A dventurous? Somewhat. She’d be up for anything Dad wanted her to do, such as hunting.
H elpful? Always. Even when she was busy raising five daughters.
U nderstanding? Mostly, but she didn’t seem to get her children’s problems were real to us.
R eliable? Yes. Meals were at 7, 12 and 4 and she was always there when we came home.
S ister? She had two brothers and three sisters, all but one lived in our area.
T hankful? Yes and she’d say so often.
S acrificial? She always put her family first. One time she tore up good sheets for tomato ties.
H opeful? Maybe overly so. One sister called her “the Queen of Denial”.
A miable? Yes, she enjoyed visiting with friends and strangers alike.
N otorious photographer? She took pictures of everyone including solicitors and salesmen.
N imble? For the longest time she could do cartwheels in the yard.
O pinionated? Mostly she kept her opinions to herself, except for writing to the president.
N ice? Always.