Grandma Moses

18 December 2005

I stumbled across the 1961 New York Times obituary for Grandma Moses. I like her paintings, but more than that I’m fascinated by anyone who continues to create and produce into extreme old age, especially when they do it with the wit she showed. The obituary quotes Moses’s autobiography about her view on life, which I share:

“I look back on my life like a good day’s work, it was done and I feel satisfied with it. I was happy and contented, I knew nothing better and made the best out of what life offered. And life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”

It seems to me that life was fascinating to her, though she lived all of it on farms. Read the obituary here.


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