Grandma married rather late for a woman of her era, and she also broke with traditon by marrying a younger man. She gave birth to my mother, and then 6 years later, had twin girls, not knowing she was carrying twins until the day they were born.
My grandmother always dressed up, complete with stockings, heels and jewelry, (and gloves if she was going into the city). She often came by our house to babysit if my mom needed to run an errand, and she would don an apron over her dress and do all the ironing while Mom was out. She might stay long enough to have some lunch, but then she would head back home to watch her "stories" on TV.
One of the things I'll always remember about my grandmother is that she always had a pretty handkerchief in her purse. She would spray a little perfume on it so that it was both pretty to look at and pretty to smell.
Whenever I see a beautiful ladies hankie, I think of my grandmother, and I wish that I had some of those hankies to keep.