Mildred Morris, my grandmother, is much on my mind even though she has been gone for many, many years. One of her favorite expressions was “Life is like a bowl of cherries, but watch out for the pits!”. She was a strong woman who influenced many. Once her mind was made up, it was singularly on track to complete the task. It was, to me, one of her most endearing and enduring characteristics.

My Grandmother was a heroine in my eyes. She may never have done anything to make the headlines, but she was a devoted and selfless woman who raised her family with love and encouragement. The basic values she passed on to all of us will never go out of style.

Submitted by: Margaret C. Collier