Paddy was an Irishwoman and for those who might wonder, this is she. A kind, generous and gracious lady with twinkly blue eyes and curly hair. Wife, mother of three, super grandmother of seven and thoughtful friend to many. She was a great cook, skilled sewer, knitter of socks and jumpers, gardener, maker of rustic pottery and funky lopsided baskets. She was my Ma, my friend and not a day goes by that I do not still think of her.