Grandma's memorial #throwbackthursday

I'm in Iowa right now for my Grandma Marion's memorial service. It seems only appropriate that this Throwback Thursday post share my memories of her and share the beautiful obituary written by my aunt Nyle.

Marion was smart and sassy. My memory of her telling me about the courtship with my grandpa Otto says it all:
When Otto proposed marriage... "I told him that I still wanted to teach. I liked to teach. He had two choices: Take it or leave it." Otto waited five years, courting her in the meantime, and helping her open the schoolhouse on early winter mornings to start the fire before the children came. Only when she decided she was done teaching did they get married in 1942. {read the full post here}

Jessen family farm in Iowa

Love you, grandma.

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