|My grandma's family home. Photo: Elizabeth Urbach|
|Kitzville School, where my grandma attended. |
Photo: Elizabeth Urbach
Ever since both my grandma's sisters passed away, the family back east (largely my grandma's nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren) saw her as the matriarch of the family, and came out to California to visit her every year or so. The last time we had been in Minnesota was the funeral of my grandma's younger sister; her older sister had died the previous winter and it was so cold the family pleaded with my grandma not to come home because of the severity of the weather.
|The back side of the old Montgomery Ward|
store where my grandma worked in the
1930s. Photo: Elizabeth Urbach.