Category Archives: grandmother stuff

the truth hurts

The Funny Grandson is a rabid football fan.  His world centers around his flag football team and his afterschool hours at the Elite Training gym and his Sundays spent watching any and all NFL teams on tv.  He studies plays … Continue reading

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welcoming 2021

The New Year came to Texas and I was there to celebrate.  Yay! Somehow we managed to stay awake past midnight. Have you heard of the custom of eating grapes for good luck in the new year? Eating twelve grapes … Continue reading

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time to spare

Yesterday my friend Barb and I were on the phone commiserating over these long, quiet, pre-Christmas days of 2020. “I am so bored,” this previously perpetually active woman said, “that I have set up my train set.” There had never … Continue reading

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hey, it’s his birthday!

The Funny Grandson turned 10 today! Does he look happy? I think he does! We wish we were there to celebrate with the family, but I sent an Early Birthday box of goodies–including a blueberry cake–three weeks ago. Next year, … Continue reading

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playing games

The Funny Grandson and I enjoy a good game of UNO whenever we’re lucky enough to be together.  Complete with trash talk, victory laps and ice cream bars, it would never be described as a quiet activity. So during the … Continue reading

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the next dak prescott

I’ve received the Funny Grandson’s Christmas wish list and, as expected, it’s all about Dallas Cowboys football and football jerseys.  He owns a Dak Prescott jersey and would really, really like another team member’s, too. The kid just finished up … Continue reading

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heading east and home again

I left Austin yesterday morning (Tuesday) at 6 AM.  The plane was dark and quiet, which gave passengers a few more minutes to snooze after early morning trips to the airport. I think the above photo would make an interesting … Continue reading

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a special operation

Laying across my sewing table is the Funny Grandson’s beloved Winnie the Pooh.  Well-loved Winnie has been in desperate need of stuffing and repairs for several years now, but the FG couldn’t bear (pun intended!) to let anyone–even his seamstress … Continue reading

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go ahead and shuffle

When I was a kid, my Great Aunt Laurabelle had one of these.  The family was big into playing Canasta and everyone knows you have to have a card shuffler if you’re playing Canasta. She was a fun, loving, generous … Continue reading

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catching up post thanksgiving

The Funny Grandson’s great-grandmother gave him an early Christmas present when he arrived in RI and visited her at her assisted living apartment.  Don’t they look happy to be together? We thought he’d want to dive right into that Lego … Continue reading

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