Grace Hess McIntyre Smith, March 3, 1910 – May 4, 1969.
I was held by Grace
Statuesque, resolute, and the embodiment of her name –
she walked in grace.
I was held by Grace.
I don’t have a memory of her embrace;
I was a newborn child when she cradled me in her arms.
But there is a photo of her holding me which tugs at my remembrance…
I am Grace’s great granddaughter.
I was held by grace.