Jeanne is my middle name, my mom's middle name, and my grandmother's name. I've always heard stories about what an amazing person my dad's mom was, but she passed away before I was born. When my mom was in high school, her dad had passed away. In 1979, my mom's mom and my dad's dad married each other. So growing up, I only had one set of grandparents. My grandma Jeanne was an incredible woman. She was a strong and independent woman, going back to school later in life to be able to support her four children after her first husband had passed away. She had a very sweet disposition and a gentle nature. We loved to visit, knowing that we never had to worry about grandma getting mad or frustrated with us. Unfortunately for Staley, all of my grandparents have passed away, so she will not get the chance to meet any of her great-grandparents on my side, but Staley is lucky to share part of her name with such an amazing woman.
Me at 7 months old with grandma Jeanne