We call her "Ma" because when she became a grandma she felt she was too young to be called grandma. She is a complicated woman. She loves the Lord and can't wait to get to heaven to be with her husband, "the preacher". She still drives at age 87, a black Ford F150. She is concerned her truck maybe out of style.
Her parents were John Jackson Barham and Pearl Dunn. They moved to Oklahoma from Arkansas to be farmers. Ma is very proud that she was born in Comanche. She had 4 sisters and one baby brother. Her mother had a difficult childhood and the sadness from it may have carried over to her children. Ma doesn't talk about her childhood anymore, but when she did there was a sense of shame in her voice.
I always thought she was pretty.
Happy Grandma's Day,