I'm participating in the 52 Ancestors Challenge in Ahnentafel order, so week five is about my paternal grandmother (Granny).
I've never really outright asked for details on my Granny's career, so I guess I need to do so. I know that at some point she was working (part-time?) for a local Package Store near her home and that she used to return to Elbert County to help pick cotton even after the family moved to Metro Atlanta. I've always just assumed that she spent her younger married years as a housewife/farmer's wife - but I guess I need to ask about it.
I remember my Granny as a very spunky and opinionated woman. She was not afraid to speak her mind! She was also very loving to her grandkids though. One summer she watched my sister and I quite often. We would watch 'Dances With Wolves' or 'Mrs Doubtfire,' eat cheese sandwiches made from cheese we had to slice off a block ourselves. There were always snickers bars in the top kitchen drawer, Cokes in the fridge and mints in the candy dish.
Also, she hated her middle name with a passion.