My last remaining grandparent passed away in the fall, but her extended circle of family and friends had a wonderful celebration of her long life this spring.

She had an incredible spirit, growing up in Austria, fleeing just after Kristallnacht to London, making a new life for herself in the United States, and traveling the world with her first husband Will and my grandfather Joe. We had the great opportunity to travel with them to Morocco in 2013 and Vienna in 2017.

You can hear her tell her own story in an interview she gave to WAMC public radio in 2020.