When you think about and celebrate the life of your grandparents remember the good things. As you read these warm and humorous stories think about the unconditional love and encouragement you received from your grandparents.
Rose, of Dallas, GA tells us…
Inevitably, there are times in life when parents and children can’t get along. As a young girl when I had conflicts with my mom I could always call grandma. She would say, “What is wrong, my little crabapple?”
I would tell her, “Mommy is being mean.”
She got that tone and said, ” Let me talk to you mother.” I’d get so excited because c I knew mom was going to get in trouble like me. Afterward, I’d have to promise to be good and mama wouldn’t be upset any more. It would end with a trip to grandma’s for a dinner of my choice, typically steak dinner, salad, and dessert. I sure miss my grandma. She taught me many life lessons and I have great memories of her.
Tonya, of Temple, GA remembers …
Grandma caused lots of laughter among us kids, and it wasn’t always intentionally. One of the funniest things she did was call us to eat “worm soup.” She never fed us worms. She was from the South and was saying “warm soup.” We couldn’t get past the worms and still laugh about it today.
Michelle, from Dallas, Ga has fond memories of her grandmother…
Michelle recalls that there was an old store she and her grandmother often visited together. It was in downtown Griffen. In her memory this was the most amazing store. There was a deli in the back where they made the best grilled cheese sandwiches.
Grandma and Michelle would go in the store and head straight for the Deli. They made the best grilled cheese sandwiches. They enjoyed sitting at a long counter on spinning, round stools. There they would order a grilled cheese and a Coca-Cola.
When they were done eating Michelle would get a special trip to the store section to buy a toy. Her favorite was the old flip-open activity and coloring book with crayons.
From there, it was a stop at a local restaurant, Ken’s pizza, before heading home.
Michelle remembers these times with her grandmother as some of the best in her life.
I would love to hear your memories about your grandparents. Feel free to share them in the comment section below.
Wendy Dawn is a freelancer writer in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to having a loving and warm relationship with her grandparents, she is soon to be a first time grandmother.