The first time I took my husband to my Grandparents house for lunch, the menu included ambrosia – if that gives you a little bit of an idea of what a sweet and lovely person she was to be around. Nothing made me happier as a kid than to spend the day swimming in the pool in their backyard, and Grandma was always waiting with a fudgesicle when I could finally be coaxed out of the water. For many years, my Grandparents had a hobby of selling antiques at fairs and flea markets in the area. I loved to roam around the back room of their house where they stored the items in between events; Grandma especially enjoyed the thrill of searching for a hidden, beautiful treasure just waiting for the right person to appreciate it. Grandma's talents also included gardening, making the best Christmas cookies and potato salad (not to be enjoyed together of course), and dominating her bowling team well in to her 80s! Grandma was never one to lecture, but her exemplary character was evidenced by the way she lived her life: devoted wife for more than 70 years, devout congregate of St. Anselm's Church, never a nasty word to say about anyone, always industrious, humble and kind. She lived a long and wonderful life, was sincerely loved and will be missed.