Here's Abuelita at her knitting machine. Her fingers worked miracles as a concert pianist (a professor at age 14!), sewing, knitting, cooking, and scratching our backs!
If you met her you were soon adopted and may have ended up in her lap! She was full of hilarious jokes (some way more racy than Mamma Mia could stand!!) and good fun. She was always falling down and then laughing too hard to get back up. Once we were holding hands in Tierra Del Fuego and Abuelita fell in a penguin hole causing quite a ruckus while trying to get back out.Growing up Mamma Mia wouldn't let us eat sweets so Abuelita mischieviously hid treats all over the house and left us little notes on how to find them.
We loved playing a Spanish card game named !jodete! (which i just looked up and is a way worse swear word than i thought, no wonder she laughed so hard every time i said it!). More than anything we LOVED sharing a yerba mate. She adored Oliver and they would spend hours and hours discussing old fashioned Argentine recipes and Tango. Abuelita passed away last night. Her beautiful soul will be enormously missed.
!!!Te amo hasta el cielo Abuelita!!!