A reoccurring theme surrounding amm was her teaching us the importance of asking questions. I never really questioned this before, as to how amm came to realize how significant this idea was. Until I had a chat with Grandma ‘Leen the other day. I don’t mean to “air Grandma’s dirty laundry” (that’s a Grandma ‘Leen phrase), so without providing details I will just say that Grandma was in a situation where she didn’t really like the outcome. So she continued to press and ask questions until she felt good about it and it resulted in her learning something about herself that she otherwise wouldn’t have learned. Perhaps saving her life.

So. There you have it. amm was a strong, intelligent woman who pressed to have her questions answered, because it’s what she learned from her mom.