So this week is a week for tributes I guess. I am making this throwback Thursday post about my grandmother. She was really the linchpin that held together the family. She was one of the most giving and most outspoken women that I knew. She passed in 2012 and is still greatly missed. Even at 93 we would talk every day and she was sharp as a tack. I used to call her in the middle of the night and on my way home from work just when I wanted someone to talk to. She was a seamstress by trade, she took care of her family with love and grace and lots of Italian cooking. This was her photo on her wedding day. I restored the image and I am posting the before and after of the restoration. I miss her everyday and I love her with all my heart!