I lost my grandma recently, and life won't be the same without her. Most of my favorite memories involve her, and it seems that some of her traits skipped my mom and showed up in me. I was hoping that maybe some of you would share some of the things you love about your grandmas. She told me once that I am her favorite grandchild. I didn't want to believe it, but I am pretty sure it's true. She was a phenomenal piano player...here come the tears. Oh well. She had my mom take piano lessons but I guess that didn't turn out so well. She tried to get my brothers interested, and that didn't work either, so it was going to be me or no one, and thankfully for both of us, it was me. We used to sit and play and sing, and it didn't matter if anyone was listening to us. She taught me all the girly girl things I love like how to give myself a manicure and which lip gloss to pick. Because of her, I can paint and sew and knit, and I am the baker that I am because of all the patient hours she spent teaching me. She and I have similar personalities, and she was quite the giver. I hope that I can honor her with my giving. She even loved football and cycling, as do I. The only things that I love to do that she wasn't into are camping and hiking. And conversely, she was quite the gardener, and I am known in my family as having a black thumb. She was the type of person who could see the good or potential in someone when others could not, and you dared not be a complainer or whiner in front of her because she was all about gratitude and "it could always be worse". I like to think I get my half full way of looking at things from her. Her answer to the little setbacks in life was FIDO...forget it and drive on. No one could forgive like she could. Now tell me what you love about your grandma(s)...I will check back...maybe not daily just yet...still not feeling up to par.