Monday, June 25, 2007

What a Grandmother Is.

Post 240 - - - - - - Monday, 25th June, 2007.

Hi Everyone ~~ I hope you are all OK and that the week ahead
will be good for you all. I am tired tonight, but otherwise feeling
much better. I made a beef casserole in the crockpot and made
some dumplings to go on top and the usual vegetables.

A friend came around this afternoon and put some new washers
in my taps (faucets) for me. I have been climbing the wall lately
turning them off and also on. So I am very grateful to have them
done. I gave this friend several dinners, as I do regularly; he is
like another son. His mother was my best friend until she died.

Tonight's story was written by a Third Grade Pupil and is called
"What a grandmother Is. Hope you enjoy it.

A grandmother is a lady who has no children of her own so she
likes other people's little boys and girls. A grandfather is a man
grandmother. He goes for walks with boys and they talk about
fishing and tractors and things like that.

Grandmothers don't have anything to do except be there. They
are old so they shouldn't play cards or run. It is enough if they
drive us to the shops where the pretend horse is, and they have
lots of coins ready to make it go. Or, if they take us for walks,
they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.
They should never say, "Hurry up."

Usually they are fat, but not too fat to tie shoes. They wear
glasses and funny underwear. They can take their teeth and
gums off. It is better they don't typewrite or play cards except
with us.

They don't have to be smart, only answer questions like why
dogs hate cats and why God isn't married. They don't talk
baby talk like visitors do because it is hard to understand.

When they read to us, they don't skip pages or mind if they
read the same story again. Everyone should have one,
especially if you don't have television, because grandmas
are the only grownups who have time.

Men v Women - ways in which they differ - - -

Relationships :
When a relationship ends, a woman will cry and pour her
heart out to her girlfriends, and she will write a poem titled
"All men are idiots." Then she will get on with her life.

A man has a little more trouble letting go. Six months after
the break-up at 3 am on a Saturday night, he will call and say
"I just wanted to let you know you ruined my life, and I'll
never forgive you, and I hate you and you're a total floozy.
But I want you to know there's always a chance for us."
Maturity :
Women mature much faster than men. Most 17 year olds
can function as adults.

Most 17 year old males are still trading baseball cards and
giving each other wedgies after gym class. This is why high
school romances rarely work
Hats :
Women look good in hats.
Men look like jerks.
Comedy :
Let's say a small group of men and women are in a room,
watching television and an episode of "The Three Stooges"
comes on. Immediately, the men will get very excited, they
will laugh uproarishly, and even try to imitate the actions
of Curly, man's favorite stooge.

The women will roll their eyes and groan and wait it out.
Handwriting :
To their credit, men do not decorate their penmanship.
They just chicken-scratch.

Women use scented, colored stationary and they dot their
"i's" with circles and hearts. Women use ridiculously large
loops on their "p's" and "g's". It is a royal pain to read a note
from a woman. Even when she's dumping you, she'll put a
smiley face at the end of the note.
Bathrooms :
A man has at most six items in his bathroom - a toothbrush,
toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of Dial soap and a
towel from the Holiday Inn.

The average number of items in a typical woman's bathroom
is 437. A man would not be able to identify most of these items.
Groceries :
A woman makes a list of things she needs and then goes to the
store and buys these things.

A man waits until the only items in his fridge are half a lemon
and something turning green. Then he goes grocery shopping.
He buys everything that looks good and by the time he reaches
the checkout counter, his cart is packed tighter than the Clampett's
car on Beverly Hillbillies. Of course this will not stop him from
going to the 10 items or less lane.
Going Out :
When a man says he is ready to go out, it means that he is ready
to go out.
When a woman says she is ready to go out, it means she WILL be
ready to go out as soon as she finds her other earring, and
finishes putting on her make-up.
Shoes : When preparing for work, a woman will put on a wool
suit and slip into Reebok sneakers. She will carry her dress
shoes in a plastic bag from Saks. When she gets to work, she will
put on her dress shoes. Five minutes later, she will kick them off
because her feet are under her desk.

A man will wear one pair of shoes for the entire day.
Women love cats.

Men say they love cats, but kick cats when women aren't

Mirrors :
Men are vain; they will check themselves out in mirrors.

Women are ridiculous; they willl check out their
reflections in any shiny surface -- mirrors, spoons, store
windows, toasters, Joe Garagiola's head.
Garages :
Women use garages to park their cars and to store their

Men use garages for many things. They hang license plates
in garages, and they watch TV in garages, and they build
useless lopsided benches in garages.
Movies :
For women, their favorite movie scene is where Clark Gable
kisses Vivien Leigh for the first time in Gone With the Wind.

For men, it's when Jimmy Cagney shoves a grapefruit in
Mae Clark's face in "Public Enemy."
Jewelry :
Women look nice when they wear jewelry.

A man can get away with wearing one ring, and that's it. Any
more than that and he will look like a lounge singer named Vic.
Plants :
A woman asks a man to water her plants while she is on vacation.
The man waters the plants. The woman comes home five days
later, to an apartment of dead plants. No one knows why this
Mustaches :
Some men looke good with mustaches. Those men are Tom Selleck
and Burt Reynolds.

There are no women who look good with mustaches.

While hunting, Larry and Frank got lost in the woods.
Trying to reassure his friend, Larry said, "Don't worry
All we have to do is shoot in the air three times, stay
where we are and someone will find us."

They shot in the air three times and no one came. After
a while they tried it again. Still no response. When they
decided to try once more, Frank said, "It better work
this time. We're down to our last three arrows.

Footballer player wife : I hate it when my husband calls
leftovers, 'replays.'

TV executive's wife : My husband calls them "re-runs."

Mortician's wife : Be grateful. My husband refers to
them as "remains."

"The guys down at the pub worked out that the postman
had seduced every woman on our street except one."
Harvey told his wife.

She thought for a moment, "I'll bet it's that snooty
Mrs. Jenkins."

"Why did you marry your husband?" asked the town gossip'
"You don't seem to have much in common."

"It was the old story of opposites attracting each other,"
explained the wife. "I was pregnant and he was not."

Pleasure for an hour, a bottle of wine;
pleasure for a year, marriage;
pleasure for a lifetime, a garden. Chinese saying.

Success consists of getting up just one more time
than you fall. - - - Anonymous.

Your time may be limited, but your imagination is not.
- - - - Anonymous.

Bye for now my friends, time to call it a day for me.
Love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 240 - - - - - Monday, 25th June, 2007.


Granny said...

Wish I could be a granny like that.

RUTH said...

Hi Merle, Glad you're on the mend. Stew and dumplings will soon get you back on your feet. Love the Grandma quotes; I was a Grandma at 38 and thought " do I get a rocking chair and start knitting now"...seriously though 16 years down the line (and a few more grandchildren since) I still love being a Grandma.

Susie said...

so glad you're feeling better! Loved the "what a grandmother is" I must say, I don't meet all those qualifications, but I certainly love the role!

Margaret said...

Dear Merle It is great to be back I have so missed your great posts. Cheers Margaret

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I take that story to heart, Merle. Unfortunately, both of my grandmothers were deceased by the time I was five years old. Thankfully, my mother was the youngest of eight children and two of her older siblings acted as surrogate grandmothers for my sister and me. God does have ways of providing.

Peter said...

Hi Merle, your "little gift" arrived this morning, thank you very much, I will post about it so that anyone interested will be able to see it.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Merle...I'd love to be a grandmother like that (I'll practice on Cooper)...except for taking out the teeth and gums, lol!

The difference between men and women...oh, so true.

Look after yourself, Merle. I think a cold can knock the stuffing out of one at times.

Hugs xoxo

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PEA said...

Hello dear Merle:-) It's way past my bedtime but I'm determined to finish visiting everyone!! As usual, I so enjoyed your post...I hope I'm that kind of grandma one day!! lol The Men vs Women is soooo true! hehe Take care my friend!! xoxo

Lee said...

We've been receiving some nice, steady rain over the past twenty-four hours....wonderful stuff! :)

The dams won't get much from it though...I heard on the news just before they've only received a day's relief from it. But hope reigns eternal...pun intended! ;)

Meow said...

Lovely post, as usualy, Merle. It is always a pleasure to drop by and read what you share.
Hope you are managing to stay warm, in this rather cold winter we will be having.
I will be up your way in September ... we will be staying for a week at Lakeside Country Club in Numurkah in the September school holidays. Hope the weather is getting warmer everywhere by then LOL.
Have a wonderful week.
Take care, hugs, Meow

JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Merle,

I liked all that you posted very much.

My favorite was the grandmother thing!


Jeanette said...

Hi Merle,please to hear your feeling a lot better, and your dinner sounds so yummy. Great post I love the Grandmother and all your jokes and Quotes.
Btw.. I think you passed your cold through cyber space woke this morning with a runny nose and a cough. Take care Im off to bed

Lady Di Tn said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. My Mother always made dumplings for the holidays and the grandchildren all loved them. She had 4 grandchildren including my Puppy.

Thanks for stirring wonderful memories of her.

Loved the difference between a man and woman especially the garage.

I think it was wonderful that your best friends son has you and you him.

audrey` said...

Hi Merle
The article on Grandmother is so thoughtful =)