I happen to be blessed with not one, but two living grandmothers. Since they live nearby I have gotten to spend a lot of time with them over the years. When I was in pre-school I spent my afternoons with them. My Paternal Grandmother and I would spend our afternoons going for walks and making apple pies. She worked as a crossing guard so I would go and help her, and was known on occasion to dress up in her uniform. My Maternal Grandmother and I spent our afternoons working in her store and going to the library. Her store not only sold candy (this might be the root of my love for candy), but also pizza and sandwiches (this might be the root of my love for provolone cheese), and tropical fish. My favorite part about the store was feeding the goldfish.