Juanita Garza as shot 110403 Springlake Rd Wichita Falls TX 1000 heroes photography portrait project.
Grandma and I never exactly clicked. She tolerated me just fine, but I think there were too many similarities in our personalities to mesh quite right. I'm stubborn, bossy and kind of want my way if at all possible... so we were kind of a story of the unstoppable force and the immovable object. Plus, there was the cultural difference. She was Mexican and I was a white guy. I never really got the matriarchal thing for instance. BUT, she was my wife's Grandma and I respected her. Meanwhile, she put up with my foolishness. No mean feat. She's gone now and I only knew her for a decade or so but there are s surprising number of entertaining stories that came out of the relationship. My favorite is the nightlight catastrophe... but that's a tale for another day.