She would make the "good kind" of chocolate pudding for us. (Not instant)
She let us play with other kids in the building outside, it's where I learned how to play Chinese jump rope, hop scotch and other city kid street games... Grandma always was watching me though, never left me alone.
Grandma took us on a city bus to Radio City to see a movie
Grandma bought me the big box of candy like "chocolate babies" (she did not call them that)
Grandma called her "lady friends" by their last names... Mrs. so and so (that ALWAYS amazed me)
Grandma shopped every day for fresh vegetables for dinner and the NY Daily News.
Grandma loved her beer - Rhinegold tall cans... (how funny is that)
Grandma thought wearing brown made you look "poor".
Grandma always watched Merv Griffin
Grandma would tell us on a hot August night to "put a sweater on so you don't catch a cold"!
I know later on in life my mom got her to wear pants, but my memories are Grandma ALWAYS wearing "hose" with a dress or skirt.
Grandma was SO IRISH, but most proud to be an American!
Grandma always smelled like Ponds cold cream...
Grandma lived a very simple life... she was a city lady...the "burbs" were a place you went to visit...home was Inwood, NYC.
I would do anything to have a conversation with her now.