I hope you are back in the swing of things after all of the Christmas celebrations that you enjoyed. Me, not so much. I came back from Tennessee & Alabama with a cold. But with the help of rest and meds, I’m feeling more like myself. Hallelujah.
As some of you know we lost our sweet grandmother over the Christmas break.
It was unexpected.
We had planned on spending the night at her house for Christmas Eve. My family has done that since before I was born so that she could read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ to all of us (a tradition that she has kept for over 50 years).
My mom picked up that tradition this year and (with the strength of I don’t know what) kept it together while reading to her grandchildren while her own children sat in the background with tears streaming uncontrollably. She is cut from the same cloth as her mom and it amazes me.
As with any death in the family, it brings you closer while you grieve as well as enjoy memories that you had of your loved one. Well, I’ll tell ya, Grandmother Great (or as one of my kids called her “Grandmother Grape”) made it easy for us to laugh and enjoy our memories of her. She was witty, smart, sweet, strong, patient, kind, loving and had the funniest sayings.
You’re probably thinking about your grandmother right now, aren’t you? There’s just nothing like a good one.
One of our favorite things about Grandmother was her backlog of sayings that she could pull out as needed. My favorite of her sayings are the ones meant to get you back in your place, but always with humor.
So I thought I would start a little series called ‘Grandmother Great Always Said’. You may have heard these before, or they could have been of her own creation.
They are just sayings that I grew up hearing…quite a lot.
I hope you’ll print this out and hang it up or frame it.
Then go call your grandmother.
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