I love this idea. I have joined, and posted my first week's on facebook.
Correction, I just found the answer I was looking for. Here is my first week's.
The person I write about today I see from a great grandchild’s view. She was amazing and awe-inspiring and all those other wonderful words.
Cassie Alice Carter was born November 14,1907 in Spokane, Spokane, Washington to Ira Franklin Carter and Mabelle Louise Holton. Her parents had been pioneers, coming across the country prior to her birth. She was one of 11 kids, one passed as an infant. She and Harry had 10 kids. There is a joke that everytime he came home from work, she got pregnant. Harry worked for the forest service so he was gone a lot. Raising 5 boys and 5 girls, alone much of the time while he was at work, was no piece of cake. Being the matriarch for not only her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, but everyone she knew, had to have been exhausting at times. Even after losing Harry in 1967, she was still a wonderful force. She was, as they say now, fierce! She taught all ten of her children to take care of themselves in all manner of aspects and her door was always open to family, friends and those in need. She passed away November 9, 1984 in Sandpoint, Bonner, Idaho. And the world was a little bit worse off for the loss.
The prompt for this was start. She was always the start of the family in my eyes growing up, well and even now. She was the start of strong women and good men. Her children proved that. The fact that her way of life, teachings, etc have been passed down through her children, grandchildren, and kept going now down through the great grandchildren and great great grandchildren proves this.
Her family has encountered many hardships, some more than anyone should ever have to even hear about, let alone live through. We all make it through, persevere, and overcome because she was the start of our family.