My dear Grammy Piper, so special to me, though I didn't get enough time with you. A wonderful seamstress, craftswoman, gardener and cook. If I had a genie to grant me some wishes, I would ask to spend time now with both of my grandmothers in their prime. Tell me your stories, teach me some of your skills and arts.
The note on the back of this photograph says "Age 16, graduation from School, 1907, Visalia, California. The dress was handmade by my oldest sister."