Flapping

Polly Peacock

Downingtown, United States

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Flappers emerged in 1926. Flapper fashion embraced all things and styles modern. Here, my Maternal Grandmother AKA Grammy, in the middle, is seen as a fashionable flapper with short sleek hair, a shorter than average shapeless shift dress, and a chest as flat as a board! Known to smoke with a long cigarette holder, flapper’s exposed thier limbs and epitomised the spirit of a reckless rebel who danced the nights away in the Jazz Age.

Grammy was one of the biggest life mentor’s that I had growing up as a young child. My parent’s divorced when I was six years old. Soon after, we went to live with Grammy and Poppop.

My Mother at the time was desperately trying to find herself now alone and starting a whole new lifestyle. She went on to become a Model at Joseph Banks and Biddle, while Grammy took care of my brother and I.

Grammy instilled a strong sense of right and wrong in me. She was one of the fairest people that I have ever met! She taught me manners, influenced me by having so many dear friends and when I got into trouble would talk to me as if I was an adult! When I did get into trouble, I would always beg her not to tell my Mom. She did that for both myself and my Mom, knowing that my Mom was burdened with a stressful new beginning.

Grammy died from lung cancer when I was 18 and she was 68. To this day, I can’t remember much of her funeral service. My Mom said I was a total wreck. I suppose my brain has blocked it out due to the horrible sadness that I felt. However, I know that Gram is with me in spirit! I have had several incredible spiritual occasions, which reinforces that!

My Mother and I commemorate Grammy every year, by going to her gravesite, crying together, while putting our hands on her burial stone. We both have super glued 14k gold hearts into the etchings of her grave, so that a part of us will always be with her at her last place of rest on Earth as a human form.

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