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COLUMN from CRYSTAL SMITH: This Installment / My Great Grandmother

July 26, 2012. Our family lost its matriarch today. Mama Esther was 92 years old. She might tell you she was 95 or 91, but I know that she was 92. I’ll never forget that she was born in 1919. It impressed me so much when I asked her as a child. I remember thinking it was such a long time ago. She was my great-grandmother and she certainly lived up to the name.

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