Above is a photograph of my grandmother Hopper when she was a little girl. She was born on October 30, 1918 in Milford, Clermont County, Ohio and died October 1, 1977. Growing up, she was a tomboy who rode her own horse, played golf, and starred on the girl's high school basketball team. After high school she attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she studied to become a teacher. During World War II, she worked as a clerk for the Army in downtown Cincinnati. After the war, she married my father, Louis James Hopper. She then became a mother -- raising my my father, my Uncle Mike, and my Aunt Cindy. When they were in high school, she then took a job as a proof reader for a local printing company that primary published textbooks.