my grandma was pretty boss, as grandmas go. she taught me my right from left, by holding out your thumb and index finger (something i still use about 3 times a day). she showed me the joy of collection ephemera, like agates and stamps. she and grandpa were fearless travelers, favoring the sunny beaches of hawaii and puerto vallarta. she was more in love with her husband than anyone i've ever met, and he returned the favor. i never saw her wear "slacks," she always dressed like a lady. she loved blackberry brandy, diamonds and fur, a triple threat indeed. her stories were the best. i'll miss her.