She was the most giving woman I've ever known. She is the one who taught me about beauty and the one to make me feel beautiful. She is the one who sang the Miss America song to me every time I entered the room as a child. She taught me so much and spent so much time with me as a child. She doted. And I mean doted on me. She was a woman I always looked up to.
Gaga could never take a serious photo. She always had to make a silly face or do a funny pose. But that smile with her dimples was the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen. I managed to find some photos where she wasn't being silly, though. :)
One of my favorite memories as a child was Christmas morning - not for the presents - but for the scent of Folger's coffee and my Gaga's perfume. I KNEW it was almost time to go downstairs and 'start Christmas' when I smelled those mingling scents. To this day, I think of her every single time I smell coffee being brewed...which is every morning. I keep a bottle of Opium in my desk at home, just to take a whiff now and again because that's my Gaga in a bottle.
Gaga was the lady who said, "Bless her heart" a lot. Gaga never had a hair out of place and was never without her diamonds and panty hose. She always had her fancy rings on and her fancy purses. She was my grandmother and now, as I mourn the loss of that lady, I just hope she knows how very much indeed I did love her.