I wish I could say that this interview allowed me to unlock some hidden knowledge about the incredible life my grandmother, Mimi, has led over the past eighty-eight years. I wish I could say I discovered something in Mimi’s past that changed my entire outlook. The truth is I’ve always known that Mimi has had an incredible life. I’ve always known that I’ve been entirely spoiled to have her (and her deviled eggs).
Editor’s Note: When LACY approached me with the idea of interviewing her grandmother I was instantly on board. Lydia is named after my own ‘abuela’ and the spirit of what we do here has always come from a place of learning from the amazing women around us. So, using Lacy’s original interview as a jumping off point, we will be posting one interview from various Lydia contributors and their own grandmothers every week this March, in a celebration of Women’s History Month. Like all of these women, every interview will be different, every matriarch imparting different words of wisdom. I am so excited to hear little pieces of these amazing stories and I hope you will be too. -KJ