Many of you knew her as Joanne, or Mrs. Thrift, but I only ever knew her as Maw Maw.
I had the distinct honor of being her first grandchild, as well as being the first to receive so much love and adoration from a person that loved all equally.
Had she not been my grandmother, she would have been a wonderful person just to have known. Maw Maw took great pride in all that she did, never seeking recognition for it, but willingly wanting to serve others.
Her writing was touching, informative, and magnificent. I can't think of a better way to honor her than to continue on in writing, trying my best to emulate her in all that I do.
Thanks for a life filled with love, Maw Maw and I'll see you later on...one day. For now, I'll take care of those great grandkids you loved so much!
Who is Joanne Thrift?
Below you will find several links illustrating just how wonderful a person Joanne Thrift was in life. Links to the Anderson Independent stories about her, as well as her obituary. You will also find links to the letter she wrote me when I was 2 weeks old, how I shared that letter with my first born child Abby, and the response I gave to her 35 years later at her funeral.
Anderson Independent Mail
"We love you, Maw Maw!"
May 20, 1927-February 18, 2012