I’ve written many times on this blog about Grammy — my mom’s mom, who played a huge role in my journey to becoming a fan of classic film (as well as a huge role in my life in general). Those of you who enjoy reading my Redford screening reports will remember that she introduced my sister and I to Gone with the Wind, and on my birthday in 2014 I shared the story of how I inherited my love of classic film not only from her, but from her father, who worked at a movie theater in her youth.

I’m sad to report that Grammy passed away earlier this week. She would have been 73 years old this October. She has had an enormous influence on my life and her presence will be missed every day. She was truly one of a kind, and the strongest woman I’ve ever known.

I had originally planned on taking this week off from blogging for a camping trip; naturally, I decided immediately to leave camp and come home when I heard the news about Grammy on Tuesday. I will still be taking the rest of the week off from blogging, with the exception of my Anti-Damsel* post on Saturday, as I spend time with family and honor my grandmother’s memory.

*(Grammy was an anti-damsel and a big supporter of my blog. She would have appreciated TMP’s participation in that  blogathon!)

As a movie fan herself, Grammy wouldn’t have side-eyed me for partaking in a lot of “viewing therapy” over the next couple of weeks, so I’ll be back to posting next Monday with SUTS recommendations and plenty of upcoming reviews. Thank you all for understanding.


Grammy in 1946

Grammy (center, left) in July 2015