My Grandma Ada lived for 100 years and five days. The most important lesson she taught me was the value of a goal and a purpose.
Technically speaking, Ada was my step-grandmother. My maternal grandmother (Nonna) passed away suddenly in her 70s, and my grandfather (Nonno) briefly courted and then married Ada.
Ada was a sweet woman, a widow who was never blessed with children. The wedding was a casual affair. It was heartwarming to see two people in their 70s rediscover new love.