Thursday, June 12, 2014

Remembering Betty Claire Farmer Painter

My grandmother Betty "Baba" Painter always loved to help things grow. She loved tending to her garden, raising her three daughters, and caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She grew several different plants in her garden, and some of my fondest memories growing up are from times spent in her backyard watching her care for her plants, making sure that not a single leaf was being neglected. And that was how she lived her life, making sure that no one was neglected. You always felt welcome in her Decatur home that she built with my grandfather and had lived in since 1951. My Mom and her two sisters grew up in that house and it was always there when they needed to come home for a visit. This weekend in Atlanta, my family and I will be celebrating her outstandingly full life of 88 years. You will be missed Baba, but never forgotten. All of my love. 1926-2014. (Photo 2012 by my Aunt Sally Painter.)

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