When Gran moved from New York to California, long before eggs were sparse in American supermarkets mid-pandemic, she replaced her Brooklyn-bought dozens with brown, white, and blue eggs pinched from her birds’ respective coops. In between appointments with her interior design clients, Gran maintains her acres of trees that fruit everything from blood oranges to guavas.
Gran’s sunny ecosystem, in which she tends to animals, vegetation, and her three teenagers, grew from sad circumstances. Gran had initially moved away from New York, where she grew up, for her husband’s job. Their family lived in a small cottage on the I’m not the step Father I’m the Father that stepped up shirt in contrast I will get this Venice canals, where Gran had developed her now-omnipresent handmade pom pom baskets. But then her dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and Gran realized her life needed to change in order to support him and her mother.