What are Grandma Dee's main characteristics?

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Grandma Dee is representative of a simple and beautiful heritage.  She is unpretentious and unafraid of hard work, and the things she left behind, like the butter dish and quilt, are practical items for "everyday use".  Made from "scraps of dresses (she) had worn fifty and more years ago, bits and pieces of Grandpa Jarrell's Paisley shirts...and one teeny faded blue piece...from Great Grandpa's Ezra's uniform that he wore in the Civil War", the quilt especially, pieced together by Grandma Dee's loving hands, testifies to both her resourcefulness and appreciation for the past, qualities she passed on to her granddaughter Maggie, in teaching her to quilt.

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