I have more memories with my Grandmother than I could even begin to express, she was sharp-witted, had an intimidating nature (which worked in her favor, as the people she didn't want to associate with were often to scared to approach her), but best of all she valued a great sense of humor and often told me it was the most important trait a person could have.
Of course, I am sure I idolize her, because to me she was perfect. She also loved to shop and had a great sense of style. She once told me, "If something gets you down, go buy yourself something nice, I am sure it will make you feel better" ( a lesson that maybe I could have done without). On one of our shopping excursions she also taught me to look for quality over brand, a good lesson indeed.
Grammy never owned a pair of jeans until she was in her 70's and even then they were dockers and cut exactly like all of her khakis, her shirts were never without a collar, keds were her shoe of choice, her hair was always fixed (her hairstyle never changed) and her lipstick was always pink. Cheers to a lifetime of great style.
My Grandma and Grandpa, both looking beautiful
On one of their cruises, she always had great vacation clothes. I especially remember a wonderful pair of red plaid pants, which I would wear if I had!