This is Anna’s grandmother Irene. In 1936 her husband Paul died leaving her with 4 young children to raise and feed.
She did an excellent job. She cared for children and was very crafty in making do with what they had and taught her children the same. It was during the depression.
She also kept children and had various other jobs. Before her husband had died, she went with him enough on visits to people homes to repair Singer Sewing Machines she picked up the tool box and went to people’s homes to fix their sewing machines.
She was a hard worker.
When I entered the picture all four of her children were grown with and established. She seemed to always be in a good mood.