came through the door.
outside she would load the bed with quilts. Patty says, “She would have so many of
those heavy quilts on the bed I couldn’t move! When I thought she was
asleep I would wiggle out from under those quilts (not only were they
heavy, I was burning up. Summer is way to hot for quilts!) get cooled off
and comfortable and then I would hear grandma say “poor little thing is
going to get cold” and all those quilts would cover me up!
It’s a fact that grandparents are determined to not let their grandkids catch a chill. My father-in-law used to build up the fire until we’d be roasting and thinking it might be good to go sit on the front porch in the middle of January. But he made sure the “babies” didn’t get cold.
My aunt who was like a grandmother to me said “bum” for bomb. Every time I heard her I had to think twice about what she meant. She also liked to say “You’ll never notice it on a galloping horse” whenever a seam in something I was sewing wasn’t perfect. And when we took sponge baths at her house, she’d tell us to wash as far down as possible and then as far up as possible and then wash possible.
My other grandmother was famous for saying “Go to sleep. You’ll feel better in the morning” whenever any of her children complained with any kind of ache or pain. I’ve been known to say the same and more often than not, it turned out to be true. One of my other favorite sayings for my kids was “If you don’t like, don’t eat it.” I don’t say that to the grandkids as much. I just ask if they’d like a little candy instead. 🙂 My kids have plenty of my oddities to grin about, but if they get to grinning too much, I’ll just tell them to cut the comedy and dare them to ask for the scissors.
I want to thank all of you for sharing your grandmothers with me. Some shared about loved ones who acted the grandmother role for them. Others of you shared how you never knew your grandparents but that you were making the most of being grandmothers yourself. I always enjoy my giveaways more when the stories come in with the entries. You didn’t have to share a grandmother story to enter, but I’m glad a lot of you wanted to walk down memory lane and remember your grandmothers. I also hope you’ve enjoyed the stories I was able to share forward.
Monday I’ll be drawing for the winner of the lilac Grandmother’s Bible, so there are still a few days to throw your name in my hat if you haven’t already entered. The picture up top is the Bible open to one of the devotionals “The Art of Grandparenting.” I’m quite confident that many of you have that art figured out.
Thanks for reading and I’d love to hear something your grandmother said that maybe made you smile.