Personally, my Gammie was also the inspiration for my Ninth Ward oral history project. The stories of her childhood in the Lower Nine captivated me and inspired me to record the community in full.
Her life was exemplary and she taught us to have a sense of humor, family first, to tell big stories, to be a loyal friend and to be strong and stick together. We will miss you Gammie, but never forget your wonderful life.
|My grandmothers had a sweet friendship and |
I was so lucky for my family to have this closeness growing up.
|Gammie in Washington, DC in the '80s.|
|Gammie married her childhood sweetheart in 1942, |
here they are at their 40th wedding anniversary.
|Gammie and her daughters, daughters in law and granddaughters.|
|Gammie on the levee in the Lower Ninth Ward with my sister in the late '80s.|
|Gammie recovering a blanket from her Chalmette home after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.|
|Gammie's wedding day, 1942. Sadly, we lost most old family photos to Katrina.|
|Our last pictures with Gammie as a group, 2012.|