This is a picture of my Grandmother (with her younger brother) taken in 1916. She was born in September 1914 and just recently passed away at the age of 97 in February 2012. She lived on her own and drove a car until the age of 96 and had a very full and active life. She was born, lived and passed away in a very small town in northern Maine. She was 100% French Canadian (as we all are in my family) and only spoke French. She had 8 Children with my Father being the third one born. Even though we only lost her 4 days ago; it is hard to be sad because she lived life to the fullest and was fully able to enjoy her long life. It’s almost more appropriate to celebrate the well lived life she had with memories and smiles as opposed to grief and tears. May she rest in peace.