Our great-grandmother Bessie was fearless, strong, and not quite five feet tall. Stubbornly independent for all of her 107 years, she was known for her pencil skirts, pumps, and power walks after dinner. Bessie may have been petite, but she certainly commanded a presence and always made an impact in her favorite color, red. The Bessie, like our feisty ancestor, puts a new spin on the old phrase good things come in small packages.