Several weeks ago, I posted about my reclusive grandmother, the inspiration for my WIP, All Her Days and Other Lies. (http://carolmalkin.com/the-recluse-in-our-family/)
If you read it, here’s what you know. That Betty was mentally ill, refused to bathe or change her clothes, and that I, as a teenager, wanted little to do with her.
Here’s what you don’t know. She was a warm and wonderful person. Despite a living hell with my grandfather and multiple hospitalizations over the course of her life, she managed to raise four productive, terrific children who went on to become supportive and caring parents themselves.