Saturday, December 22, 2012

Then, one day, Great Grams’ son came to visit

Then, one day, Great Grams’ son came to visit. Great Grams was very agitated. She didn’t recognize him. Throughout the day, she accused him of various horrific acts. That evening, when she was upstairs with her son, he said to her, as a joke, "So, can I have your checkbook"?

By Max Wallack

My great grandmother, who died of Alzheimer’s almost three years ago, grew up very poor. Every penny mattered to her. Every cent was budgeted. She married my great grandfather in her twenties. He was a brilliant man, but family misfortune had deprived him of an education. Together, they struggled financially.