She was so independent.
She loved her little house she moved to after Dad died. She just did not want to live there anymore in their house and on their land. So she sold out and moved into town. It was best for her. She had 2 bedrooms and a sun room in addition to living room, dining room and kitchen and bathroom. It was adorable and across the street from one sister. She and I had such fun decorating it when she moved in. That sun room was my favorite with wicker furniture and barkcloth cushions. She also had a little area off the living room that was like a room except open to living room where she had her study. All there was room for in it was a desk and chair plus a comfortable upholstered chair to have the nurse's aid sit with her there when she visited. There was a porch in front but it was mostly too hot to use it. She planted flowers and even a vegetable garden the first year there but fell in the garden and did not yet have her necklace buzzer she wore to call for help. So we had to ask her to quit gardening. She drove until a year before her death and was very active volunteering to help older Church friends go to Dr. or pay bills or banking. She would not go to the Senior Center because there were old people there she said. It was her own idea when she gave up driving. She was some woman.