Betty Lou Long is affectionately known as “Grandma Great” in our house. I have so many fond memories of family gatherings and food at her house. Today, she shares about growing up in small town Iowa, how she met her husband in a hardware store, and the profound sense of gratitude she felt witnessing a New England autumn. Grandma also shares why family is so important to her and how she tried to instill faith in hers. This is a special episode that I hope you enjoy!
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Stories Grandma Great shared:
- Growing up in small town Iowa
- Going to college in Des Moines, Iowa
- Learning to drive after asking her dad if she could
- Dealing with life during WWII
- Meeting a boy who would become his her husband
- How having children changed her faith
- How playing the hymns comforts her
- The Christmas routine they had
- How the New England autumn impressed her
- Why family is so important to her
Great quotes from Grandma Great:
I realized they needed to be well grounded and we needed to set an example for them as my parents had done for me.
I found sitting down and playing the hymns was very comforting to me.
Family is so important. When I see my family together, I’m so thankful for them.