Fearless Females Challenge: March 15 – Six-Word Memoir Tribute

The following post continues the month long Fearless Females Challenge by Lisa Alzo, author of The Accidental Genealogist blog, which is focused on “celebrating and honoring ‘fearless females’ in our family trees” to mark National Women’s History Month, which is the month of March, with a post responding to unique prompts for each day of the month.

Prompt for March 15 — Write a six-word memoir tribute to one of your female ancestors.

This challenge is a tough one, as it is very difficult to sum up a person in only six words. However, I chose to do one for my maternal great grandmother, Irene Vera (Balla) Sebok (1913-2006), who would have been 100 years old this year.

My six-word memoir tribute for her is: A simple love, like blooming roses.

Irene (Balla) Sebok at 80 years old
Irene (Balla) Sebok at 80 years old

The context of this memoir tribute is my great grandmother was a loving person, though she could be feisty and tough at times. Her love for her family was a simple and uncomplicated love. She also had a great love and passion for roses, a garden of which she kept and tended to most of her life.

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