Today was the day of my great-grandmother Maria's funeral. It was full of sadness and also joy at the same time as we all remembered how wonderful she was.
She had six children, quite a few grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She regarded getting an education most important and had some good advice for everyone. My parents liked asking her about her youth and she was always happy to share stories from those times.
Great-grandma enjoyed hard work and she especially loved working in her beautiful garden. We got a parcel full of goodies from Poland a week ago so the last few days we have been eating vegetables she grew, including yellow courgettes, beetroots and fresh herbs. We always had plenty of beans and garlic from her and we will miss those a lot.