My Grandmother, Virginia Stowe was a raised by a pioneer, Mabel Auer. My great-grandmother and my grandmother lived to be 103. Lucky ladies!?!

Great Grandma was my first experience with great loss. So I thought. When she died, my mother, brothers and I were in route to Chicago. The place of my birth.

Though losing changes Turns out my first loss occurred at my birth.

I lost my parents!