When we knew her, Dee Dee was the best gramma ever. She'd play Chutes and Ladders for hours at a stretch. The sheets in the spare bedroom were ironed white cotton and the bed was piled with quilts. She embroidered Sunbonnet Sue and days-of-the-week dishtowels. She made killer Barbie clothes. Who knew she used to be young and cute and a little bit naughty?
Frances, second from right, dressed as a man, circa 1930. Whoa.
Frances, second from right, leaning languidly on some guy who was not my grandfather, circa 1931.