There are HEROS out there and often they are grandmothers.
THIS IS NOT SATIRE… Scott OttJanuary 31, 2006
Jessica Rachel McMaster (née MacMenamin), the woman who coined the term ‘ScrappleFace’ as a nickname for a family dog, passed away late last night or early this morning.
Mrs. McMaster is the grandmother of ScrappleFace.com editor Scott Ott, and served as a mother to him and three brothers since the late 1960s.
Jessica McMaster gave up her career, surrendered much of her pension, and walked away from a comfortable lifestyle in a handsome apartment to move to an old house in the country and take care of four boys. Without her sacrifice, and that of her husband James McMaster, 84, these boys were candidates for foster care or an orphanage. Thanks to their love, these boys are now… an airline pilot, a university professor, a construction worker and a Christian children’s camp director (who happens to write satire).
James McMaster has devoted more than a decade to caring for his wife in their home as she moved through the stages of dementia. He kept his promise.
Both of them serve as inspiring role models to their boys, and to many others.