My Granny died this morning at around 7.  I feel an odd mix of sadness and relief, but my greatest consolation is that she died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones.  She was 97.

The picture below is from her 96th birthday (October 2008).  I’ll always remember her as a person who worked hard and remained optimistic despite the many challenges Life gave her. She will be dearly missed by all of us.