It’s no secret that we are a family of strong, hard-working women, and well, we come by it honestly.
Throughout the 2022 Scrapbooks collections, we’ve introduced you to some of the influential characters in our ancestry and upbringing, and we’re wrapping up with one remarkable woman who is the embodiment of resilience and self-sacrifice. A reticent woman defined by her silent strength, whose words were few and duties were plenty, the type who never saw much sense in complaining, simply did what needed to be done. Mary (or Little Granny, as we called her) was our great-grandmother, our mother Margie’s grandmother. She is the one who taught Cheryl to sew and to embroider, and in hindsight, might’ve planted that first seed that eventually sprouted into Double D Ranch. She was dealt a hard hand early in life and she adapted, endured, and persevered; she was a matriarch who passed down a relentless devotion to family and a dedication to surviving when you must and thriving when you can.