This woman has been instrumental to so many people, and although she’s not technically my Grandma, she goes out of her way to make everyone feel as if they are an extension of her family! I’ve known her more than 15 years which is as long as Maria and I have been best friends. She’s spunky, she’s genuine but most of all she’s the cutest little Italian woman in her 90’s! I love her mannerisms, I love her smile and I love to hear her tell stories of her younger years. I can see why her grandchildren adore her so!
This morning, my best friend Maria and I spend a few hours admiring her in the kitchen. She greeted us at the door with hugs and kisses and lead us into the kitchen where she had been making her famous spaghetti sauce since 5:30 am. As she got to work making the meatballs, I couldn’t help but to admire her process. A little of this, a little of that, a taste of this, a taste of that. No measuring cups or spoons just a pinch of one and a handful of another.
Although she wasn’t keen on having her photos taken, both Maria and I kept her busy by asking her lots of questions…before two long, she forgot I had the camera. I will mention that the majority of these were taken without having the camera up to my face…meaning I was shooting and praying they would come out. I wanted to capture “the simple” things that we often forget. Maria, and the rest of the Boggio family, I hope that I’ve preserved a bit of history for you that you can pass down to the next generation and the next: Grandma Boggio at her finest! 🙂