Grandma Johnson died this morning. She was 94. She was back at the nursing home, still agitated as hell but did get some relief with pain meds before she died, according to one of her children.
I rooted around and found some swell old pictures of her:
Lenore Johnson, Rachel Rardin, and Louise Johnson. Early, maybe even in Oklahoma. Sam Johnson met her in Oklahoma and then her family moved across the country. He followed shortly thereafter, hitchhiking and working his way. I think he had $14 to start his journey but I might be mis-remembering that amount. He had to go find his future bride come hell or highwater.
Rachel Johnson and her mother Ocal on November 29, 1934. Rachel was a new mom here.
Margie and Rachel, maybe in 1952/3/4?
Rachel in 2002 at her 89th birthday party.
I’ll come and say goodbye, gramma.