When I think of the word "luck" I instantly think of my wee little 4'11" Scottish grandmother. She created so many personae in one long lifetime that even she lost track of her actual age and authentic story.Grandma Foley, AKA Sylvia Foley, nee Rose Ann Mitchell of Rutherglen, was the fireball that motivated my dear grandfather, while artfully making it appear as if she was just a recently Americanized lassie. They met at the circus. For real! He was the 19 year old carnival barker, drawing the early 1900's crowd to pay a little extra to see the sideshow of tattooed ladies, sword swallowers and the inevitable two-headed cow.She was a "Sunshine Girl", a sort of mail-order housemaid, indentured for two years to pay off her passage from Scotland to Canada. With her cousin/best friend safely ensconced in a nearby mansion, Rose Ann changed her name to Sylvia as she became enthralled with the workings of her wealthy Jewish family in Saskatchewan, Canada. On her one day off every fortnight, she finagled an invite from her employer's son to take her to the circus in town that weekend. And when my grandfather pulled the classic carney switch on the ticket fare, wee Sylvia reverted to her truly indignant fiery Scotch-Annie and told this big Yank a thing or two about luck! Suffice to say, her sparkling ice-blue eyes, nearly at his chest-level, and the string of lilting vitriol streaming from her rosebud mouth won the huckster heart's and he convinced her to literally, run away with that circus at midnight!Throughout their 62 years of wedded wonder, Grandma Foley was referred to as "Queenie", in honor of her show-stopping albeit short-lived stage presence before Grandpa Foley married her and they walked across what used be a foot bridge linking Canada and the USA at Niagara Falls.And when he died peacefully in his sleep one October night, his Queenie told her large Scotch-Catholic family, 'Ye best just stay over as I'll not go thru Christmas without me Frederick."And sure enough, she prevailed and joined her "darling man" in her sleep just 6 weeks later.