Mildred (Riepp) Singer 1920-2011
May 8th will mark the one year anniversary of my grandmother’s passing. To remember this incredible woman, my mother asked me to create a memorial. To most granddaughters this would be an honor, but I never knew my grandmother. For reasons important to her, she lived a life a part from me. So, as I sat on my living room floor with decades of her memories sprawled before me, I hand picked photos I felt told this woman’s story the best.
Initially I felt as though I was spying into her life. But as I studied the details, I began to understand the incredible honor and pleasure it was to restore what time had tried to steal away from me. The hours I spent renovating these snapshots gave me precious moments with her. A woman I once felt I didn’t know, now seems very close to me.
Here’s to you grandmother, thank you for standing up for what you believed in and for sharing your memories with me.