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RoseRed135

Slightly OT - About YOUR Grandmother(s)

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Though this is, generally, a forum for talking about being a new GP or GP2B, here's a place to tell us about your grandmother(s). And, if you will, about how she/they impacted your idea of the kind of GP you want to be, if at all.

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Note: This post was copied and pasted from an old & now-locked thread in this same forum:

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My grandmother was a very special person to me. I miss her...She was an awesome cook and a very feisty ol' french woman at the height of 4'11" she loved to play cards which her and my mom would cheat at, she would loose anyways and blame my dad and grandfather for cheating. lol

 

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My Grandmother, and let throw in my Great Grandmother were very strong women, they were both young widows and they never stopped living lives of adventure.  My Grandmother had a very active social life, she was a waitress until she was 75, and she was the cornerstone of her community. 

What I learned from both of them, is that you do not need to see your Grandchildren often nor buy them tons of things to have a great relationship with them.  My Grandmother I saw on holidays and some weekdays, I think I spent the night with her once.  And yet, I was close with her, and even when we moved far away I still talked with her monthly on the phone.  I miss her very much.

My Great Grandmother, divroced her husband who was an abusive alcoholic at a time when that was not socially acceptable especially in a catholic community.  She lived to be 99 and she was as smart as a whip, and was a strong, self motivated person.  I believe it is from her and my Grandmother that helped me become who I am today.

 

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My PGM was old fashioned in most ways, but she had a brilliant math mind.  Even though she was nearly totally blind, she taught us grands to play dominoes and we had to tell her what we played and where.  She could "see" it all in her mind and would even make suggestions to what we should play next.  I love to play dominoes with my GD,

My PGM sewed to supplement their meager income.   When they came to visit, she would have us lay out our mending and she would do it while we were at school.  My DD/DL both bring me their mending.

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1 hour ago, SueSTx said:

  My DD/DL both bring me their mending.

Things that need mending seem to find their way to Mame's Fix It Shoppe....#2 grandson brought me a stuffed animal with a torn seam...he sat with me while I fixed it, just mesmerized because the toy was red, I used white thread yet he couldn't find the mended spot when I was done. 

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My MGM was a important part of my life growing up. We would visit on Sunday afternoons and she always had cookies and ice cream for us. I still remember her big hugs when we came in and when we left and that feeling of being deeply loved.

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