During my visit home last week, Beth gave me two photos that I don’t recall seeing before.
I was the eldest grandchild on my father’s side, and the second eldest on my mother’s side. Both of my grandmothers doted on me, and as I grew they both loved that I was musical, since they were too. Grandma Carter played violin, and sang often at funerals in De Soto, where she lived. Grandma Blocher played piano (her gift of a down-payment on a Baldwin spinet piano allowed us to have a piano at home for me to practice on) and sang for decades in the Baptist church choir.
This one was cropped so that it might be placed in the corner of a picture frame, or a mirror. I’m with Grandma Blocher, who we all called G-ma:
From about the same age, I’m with Grandma Carter, joyful at what was clearly a Christmas present: