As we ease into Labor Day weekend, let’s remember that August marks both the birth and the passing of Lydia (Mattson) Swanson, my grandmother.  She was born on August 19th, 1908 in Gardner, MA and left us on August 29th, 1996.

Lydia (Mattson) Swanson

She was known to so very many through her lifelong activities helping others.  She touched many, as is well attributed to below (the original text and Betty’s footnote in 2006):

The Heritage of Lydia Swanson

Lydia is a part of my heritage, and I choose to share my memories of her with all.

My wish is that many learn from her example and that she may continue to rest in peace.