My two grandmothers could not have been more different. While my Nana was the domestic, Italian cook, knitter type, my Gram (pictured here) was a heavy smoker, liked to gamble at Atlantic City, took me fishing and crabbing at the beach, and liked to play the lottery and bet on the ponies. Don't get me wrong, I loved them both for their unique grandmother qualities and they each gave me different life experiences, I just think it's funny how opposite they were. I have so many fond memories of summers at the Jersey shore with my family and my Dad's parents. Helen died in 1982 when I was 12 years old.
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