|Grandma and three of her brothers outside their father's laundry in 1940s Minneapolis|
In recent years, she's developed dementia, and there's not much left of the Grandma I lived with for over twenty years. She struggles with mobility and doesn't remember some members of the extended family, and anyone who's had to help care for a family member with Alzheimer's or dementia knows how difficult things are for my mother, the primary caretaker. Nevertheless, after a hospital stay over Christmas a few years ago, we're fortunate just to have Grandma still with us, celebrating her 90th birthday with her surviving siblings, her children, grandchildren, and her great-granddaughter.
Happy 90th, Grandma!