Today was my grandmother's birthday. Dorothy Marsh Parrott died in 1995 at the age of 88.
This photo shows her when she was in her 20s, about to embark on an ocean liner voyage to Sweden. (The picture was taken by my grandfather, who saw her off at the dock in Boston. He had plans to propose the minute she got home.)
The photo below is how I will always remember her. I have missed her every day since she died, but I know she is with me still.