A day for remembering my grandmothers who both died the day before Thanksgiving…

my mother’s mother…

Mary Ann (Mayme) Gollegly Perry   
aka “Nana”
born 30 November 1883 in Port Leyden, NY
died 21 November 1962 (56 years ago today) in Utica, NY

my father’s mother…

Notburga Hofer Zampier
aka “Grammy”
born 4 April 1891 in Brixen, Austria (came to the US on 20 November 1911)
died 25 November 1970 in Troy, NY

Thinking about these two strong women…
my mother’s mother had 6 children (one died at birth)
and my father’s mother had 9 children.

Thinking about family…
as an only child, I am the only person in the world with these two grandmothers
whose memory I am thankful for and keep alive this day before Thanksgiving.

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