Hazel was my wife’s mother’s mom. A wonderfully generous lady who loved to cook and care for her kids and grandkids… Even at 98 she was probably sharper than many 20 something’s I know… I always enjoyed a visit with her. She seemed to always be genuinely happy to know what was happening in your life. Always seemed to love seeing her great grand kids grow.
While I hoped this image would have been up to PPA standards for competition (it wasnt) I know that’s not the standard that matters. Merit worthy or not – I think this captures Hazel at her best, near the end. Her eyes reflect her sharp wit that was still present and that slight smile masks a lot of love that she had for everyone she knew.