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Saturday, March 26, 2016


when I think of breakfast
and my grandkids,
I think about my friend Marti
         ( Hi Marti, I know you are one of my most loyal fans )

Yes, this is not my usual breakfast for my little men, but it is a waffle. They are content with the frozen kind. In fact, they go to the freezer and pull out one or two ( always Eggo, but that is another story, you will have to ask about )  and head to the toaster.  Grammy helps with the "cooking"  and sets the table with honey, maple syrup and jam . Every hole needs to be full of something sweet. 
( it is our secret, we don't tell mom )
 I will always remember Marti saying that she happily prepared any breakfast she was asked for by each of her four children. Pancakes, waffles, french toast, you name it .   No regrets ! 

And we can't go back. So this Grammy is making the most of the moments with the people she loves most.  

Friday, March 18, 2016

Shoeshine Man

When you have been in  Chicago, in the middle of winter, you can be sure that your boots will be ready for a shine before you go home. 
 No before and after photo, but I told him I would put him on my blog, so here goes !  

I like to take advantage of the talented shoeshine men at the airport.  You can tell he did a fine job. Mine is the one on the left. 
While he was working, I asked about the large tattoo on his arm.

 "Well, it says, God watch over the ones I love and I'll take care of those who don't "

I was not very well prepared for that. Neither was the customer sitting beside me.  
We both kind of exclaimed at the same time  - just a noise, you know . You open your mouth and an audible exclamation comes out, but no actual words.

He was almost done and he did a fine job.  It is always good to give a nice tip for a nice job. 
 And then I said " you be sure and remember  what your Mother told you about Jesus ".
then he said " I'll think about it, I'll think about it "

I was kind of surprised when those words came out of my mouth, but he didn't seem to be .  So, his Mother must have talked to him about Jesus. 

And that is what Mother's and Grandmother's should do.

             Talk about Jesus 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

twins - almost triplets

 Always a story behind the smiles...

The younger lady  (she is  the one on the right  ) wore this wrap one day and was excited that we could have one too. Yes, we. There was another young lady who also soon  purchased the fun wrap.

So, last month when I was chatting with Younger Lady, we decided that we would wear our matching wraps on the first Wednesday in March.   I thought she might forget and I struggled with what to wear that day.  Changed three times and in the end was content.

When Younger Lady walked into our meeting, she came right by me and smiled and quickly joined the group.  She remembered !

Funny thing, as Younger Lady came in ( just a little later, so our meeting was almost ready to start and getting quiet ) I overhead a voice say " how embarrassing ".

We planned to do this ( third friend did not get the memo ) .

So, I am curious.  why was it  embarrassing?

 If we had NOT planned it, would YOU be embarrassed if I walked in wearing an outfit just like yours?

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Sunday School Message

See if you can follow the message,
                 with a comment by "the editor"  :)