She was a very kind-hearted woman taking care of children whose parents abandoned them or orphaned. She also cared for a lot of neighbors who didn’t do very well by giving them food and other help. My mom talked about her telling her children to share food with anyone and not overindulge in food. She said She is a really good cook who knew a lot of dishes. She would prepare all the dishes in a traditional way. She wouldn’t use any of the modern electrical appliances. She would cook this in earthen pots in wood-fired ovens.
She was married off at the age of 12. Her husband was 25 (I think), was widowed and had 2 children already when they got married. After wedding, she came to her husband’s place. The husband was one of the first people to arrive in their part of the town called “Thekkumkaanam” in the Idukki district of present-day Kerala. He had migrated from Kottayam to there. He cleared the Teak forest and made the land suitable for agriculture.