Her life was wonderful largely because she made it so. Grammy had her share of tribulations, heartbreaks, trials and hard times. She and Tom lost their home when they lost their business, but she made it through that remembering life wasn't in a house. She took care of her husband during his illness and she forged ahead with her own life after his death left her alone.
Perhaps the most profound and beautiful aspect of Pat, our Grammy, is that, to paraphrase my favorite movie (Ever After), she LIVED.