I'd like to pay tribute to your life. I have some very fond memories to share. You are the one who taught me to play rummy. As a kid, on the summer days when school was out of session, I enjoyed staying with you and playing cards, passing the time away. It's safe to say that we both didn't like losing, but we would laugh. I will never forget having to cross the road to get to the 81 Diner for lunch. You would grab my hand and tell me to run across. When we got there, you were “famous in your small town”, everyone knew you and said hello. In that moment, you loved to show off your granddaughter. You were always proud of your family, and I always admired you for that. I miss the times when we used to go on the front porch and swing and just watch the cars pass by. You would laugh at me when I got the truck drivers to honk their horns. We sure had some fun, especially the time when I took you to the mall and pushed you around in a wheelchair. I will remember you for your most delicious apple dumplings. You used to make them and we would both sneak a piece of the cinnamony dough. I couldn't wait until they baked and we would eat them. As I got older, your pride in me never faded. You were delighted to say that your granddaughters, Leah and Caitie, went to Penn State. You loved the Nittany Lions. And your Cowboys…watching them just won't be the same without you. I will miss sharing in the glory and the frustration. I will think of you each time I am at the cabin and know just how much you loved it there. Grandma, I thank you for leaving behind a legacy. Thank you for your 8 wonderful children, whom I call my aunts and uncles. Thank you for my dad. Thank you for maintaining such a close-knit family that will remain strong for the rest of our days. I love you and I can't wait to see you again. In the words of John Mellencamp, “So be careful with your heart and what you love, Make sure that it was sent from above”, YOU were sent from above.