There is another woman that I should have also been able to call Grandmother or Grandma or whatever title she would have preferred. But she did not live very far beyond my first birthday. Her name was Annis Laverne Tanksley. This is my mother's mother. And a beautiful lady she was, indeed!
Annis was born in Bloomington, Indiana on July 7, 1927 to Vernon E. Tanksley and Francis Anna Byrd. She had one younger sister.
When my mother was born, Annis and her husband were living in Madison, Indiana. Sometime before late 1947, they packed up and moved to Houston, Texas.
It's never too late to get to know the ones you should have known but never did. We'll take the opportunity to celebrate Annis' life in future posts.