‘I have to admit I sometimes played hooky, and nobody really cared.’ The simple philosophy my grandmother, Valorie (Shackleton) Cashman, gave me is as follows: “Always put yourself first before anyone else.” Then she shared the background that shaped her conclusion about life as she knows it. “When I was a teenager, I worked to earn my own money,” she said proudly. Everything ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!