This is Grandma in her 70s at my cousin's farm. She loved animals of all kinds.
Here she is at 80, with my younger son. I don't know who's cuter!
And here she is at 101. Socializing and enjoying her birthday cards.
Today there were a lot of people at her funeral. She had 7 brothers, all of whom had families, so there were 29 cousins in my dad's generation. Most of them had kids, and a good number of them came to say goodbye to their Aunt Clara. It was truly amazing how many lives she touched in her 103 years on this earth. Many called her their favorite aunt and told wonderful stories of things they did with my Grandma and Grandpa in their youth. She brought tremendous joy to so many.
"Go in peace, faithful friend of God, as you take our love to paradise. God's holy angels will lead you home to the wide waiting arms of the Lord."