Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Andrew's grandmother, Carmen Faulks Powers (aka "Granny"), passed away on September 21, 2007 at the age of 87. Granny lived a full life that involved her passion for knitting and quilting (she presented Andrew with his after his senior music recital last summer), her strong work ethic, her wonderful culinary creations (most memorably her custom birthday cakes, pecan pie, and Thanksgiving celery sticks), her love for her 5 grandchildren, and her devotion to her husband of 68 years, Walter ("Pop"). We had a memorial service for Granny last weekend at the Glen in Shreveport, and it was heartwarming to see so many friends and family members there to celebrate her life. I am honored to have known her and am proud she accepted me into the Powers family with such open arms. She will be greatly missed.

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