This is my “Grandma Fry.”

gma fry

This picture is how I remember her.  She had a hardware store, on 2nd Street, in El Cajon, California.  The former “Bostonia.”  The building was painted pink.

My great grandma, Wilma Peterson, used to take me to visit her.  She called her “Mrs. Fry,” and I always remember that confusing me. My grandma, Donna June Crookston, had been married to “Grandma Fry’s” son, Ralph.

Grandma Fry’s hardware store had guinea pigs.

I remember her home had this big bathroom, in the center of the house.  It was the biggest bathroom that I had ever seen.  There was a claw-foot tub in it.

I learned her name was “Dessie Marguerite,” at her funeral, in 1986.

I found some photos, on the internet, of her, here, here, and here, when she was young.  It is wonderful to be able to see them.

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