It was the 14th anniversary of Bates’s death.
After the event, Etnyre shared a memory about Hershey’s candy bars and how they became a shared private moment between her and her mother. She said the memory “is close to my heart, because it starts when I was very young and ends when she was very old.”
Her niece, Loretta Fox, said she raises money and walks each year for the Alzheimer’s Association, “because [Granny] was my best friend, and I do it for her… so she always knows I remember her.”
Fox also shared a memory about her granny.
For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, visit www.alz.org or call (800) 272-3900.