Shirley the First

Today was the funeral of my grandma, Shirley, who I’ve mentioned in previous posts on this blog. She’s going to be missed, as evidenced by one of the most laughter-filled funerals I’ve ever attended. As I mentioned earlier, her notebooks of collected trivia are legendary. Here’s a picture for one she used in the eighties, with a list of US states and countries on the American continent. In the same book, mixed in with sports scores and quotes are lengthy passages on Tudor history, lists of notable Australian women, crossword results and interesting current events (Chernobyl).