She was a true lady, concerned about her appearance, and she never left home without a pretty hat and some lipstick.
So yes, she was absolutely a little vain, in a perfectly good way, but then she was also deeply interested in the world and the people around her!
She was into charities, donated money and made crafts for mission sales. She bought gifts to her grand- and great-grandkids. The two of us wrote letters to each other, and I was lucky enough to have her until I was 20 years old.
As a child, I remember my mother said that great-grandma always cooked real meals, and set the table with a clean tablecloth, and a lit candle, even though she ate all alone.
I think that's just beautiful. And, maybe that's the key, or at least one of the keys, to inner peace and happiness: To light a candle, even when you're all alone.