Lois Windrow McCool Morrison is my grandmother. She made my third-grade Halloween costume in just under an hour, and to this day, she surprises me with oatmeal cookies and cranberry muffins on a regular basis. Lois is a noted conservationist and an official bird-watcher; my priorities (shoes, naps, England, all varieties of cheese) tickle her. Nevertheless, she would be the first to tell you that she is my biggest fan. The feeling, of course, is mutual.