Last week I recieved news that my grandmother "The Matriarch" has had pancreatic cancer that has spread to her liver and stomach. Being the strong willed and strong minded woman that she is, she has decided not to endure chemo and radiation. So my Aunt and I hopped the first plane to Kansas to take care of her and her final wishes. Let me tell you,she is a ball of fire, no pun intended. From the moment we arrived she has had us on our toes. She knows what she wants and how she wants it done (one of the character traits I admire most about her).