This is my entry for Day 26: Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month
March 26 — What education did your mother receive? Your grandmothers? Great-grandmothers? Note any advanced degrees or special achievements.
My grandmother Myrtle Hazel Dempsey, née Roop, would have turned 108 today. She was born on 26 March 1906.
She had eight years of formal education according to the 1940 census. Her education did not end when she walked out of the schoolroom for the last time.
She continued learning by living and became a strong influence in the lives of her family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances.
She was one smart lady! The things she knew and could do weren’t taught in school. She learned skills and passed them on to her children and grandchildren.
She was a wonderful cook and caregiver. She played the piano. She could sew, crochet, knit, and quilt. She taught Bible class.
Her education lasted 91 years 4 months and 18 days. She died on 13 August 1997.
Happy Birthday, Grandma!
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