Lucille Ida Huntzinger
28 Dec 1918 - 5 Feb 2013
I'll think of her when I make her Caramel Dumpling recipe.
I'll think of her when I manually water the flowers with a hose. When I was younger she taught me to "water the flowers like rain". Luckily now a days we have hoses with the 'shower setting', which makes it much easier, but there are those times that you just have to get your hands wet. Such a silly thing to be reminded of, but it's something that's stuck with me.
I'll think of her when I do family history. I grew up a Navy brat, so we never lived around family. It wasn't until after I was married that we bonded and became friends. It was fun to call her when I found something that got me excited or to brainstorm. She got a kick out it.
She wrote me two beautiful letters. The first one right before I got married and the second one while I was pregnant with Larry J.
I have a few of her paintings hanging in our lair. The first one she painted for me as a wedding present. Unfortunately, I didn't appreciate it or her painting talent at first. But thankfully I grew up and my appreciation for art, family history and maturity kicked in. Throughout the years, I have acquired a few more of her paintings through family members downsizing. I love having pieces like that around me.
Until we meet again, Grandma.