Grandma (I.M. Carpenter) - my best friend!
Your wit, sass, and love helped make me confident and strong.
Your humour and laughter were contagious. Thankfully you shared enough of it, you taught me how to be confident, when to speak up, and not to take life too seriously.
The sass you dealt at what seemed to be a perfect time, every time, helped guide me too. When someone was out of line, or something was just not right, you’d make it known in a stern, yet playful way.
Your unconditional love brought family and friends together. Your love for your children, your husband, your friends, a nice garden, a good laugh, a delicious meal, a clean house, a house full of people, a warm cup of tea, a long road trip, and your grandchildren, showed me what love truly is.
I love you, and the woman you helped shape me into today. Thanks to your being, I am comfortable being my own “best friend”- you were enough, and I am enough. Thank you, Babe!
~ Chelsie Dowler
AIRdirondack Art Project
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