Friday, November 21, 2008

So...........

I have a new reader. She is lurking in the shadows, and you'll probably never meet her, but she's here, and I'm glad she is. She is JP's 80something Grandmother. Now who else can brag that they have an octegenarian for a reader? Huh? And lest you be worried that my blog will change because I am afraid that my grandmother in law might not like something I post, let me tell you this...Never, EVER give her your e-mail address...because if you do, she'll send you porn and viruses every day...(kidding!...sort of) LOL So, no worries about my blog changing, since, so far, I've refrained from posting any kind of porn, and the only viruses on this blog are the one's JP's sneezed on you through cyberspace. If she sends me something interesting though, I'll be sure to share it ;)

So, if Margie had a blog account, and you tagged her, here are a few things you might learn about her.

1. The first question she ever asks about a new person you meet is "Is (s)he a member?" You would have to be a "member" to understand this question
2. The last time she bore her testimony was almost certainly the last time she attended a testimony meeting
3. She has survived 3 cancers. THREE! Now there is one stubborn woman.
4. She has been married for more than 60 years ( I think its 65 or 66, but I didn't want to get it wrong)
5. She once sent her husband a pair of blue panties in the mail during WWII when he was stationed in the South Pacific.
6. Those pin-up girls couldn't light a candle to that picture of her wearing a grass skirt.
7. She's famous for her English Toffee. I am not allowed to make English Toffee, because mine doesn't turn out the same as hers did.
8. My husband prefers if I don't even try to make meat-loaf because mine will never be as good as hers.
9. She gave birth to her youngest son 6 months after my husband was born...she gave him his only "brother".
10. "what big black dog?" (inside joke...that one was for you Margie)

I wish you could all meet Grandma Margie (Mimi as she likes to be called by the great grandchildren) your lives would be richer for having known her.

12 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Grandma Margie sounds awesome!!!!

Mina said...

Mimi sounds like an absolute kick. How lucky you are to have her for a reader.

Lara said...

She sounds delightful! My husbands 91 year old grandma reads my blog, too. :)

the letter Bee said...

*Waves to Grandma Margie*

Que's Grandma Betty wouldn't send me viruses, but she'd send me porn (if she knew how). I'm sure of it.

Jillene said...

That is SO AWESOME!! You go Grandma Margie!!

The Sartori's said...

Tell Margie she better start a blog so I can stalk her. I doubt I'll ever see her again.

Jess ♥'s Joel said...

This is by far my most fav. post you have EVER done! (I have tears in my eyes) Life is sweeter knowing grandma. I ♥ her and look up to her so much! What memories I have. Thanks for writing about her, Lis. I bet it will mean the world to her. And I LOVE the "big black dog" part.

Tink said...

She sounds AWESOME! She can email me any time! She's sounds like she "rocks". Go Mimi!

Erin said...

What a fun lady. I hope she feels special for having a post devoted to her!

TUTU Monkey said...

Mimi sounds delightful!!!
I love that she reads your blog!!

Whitney R said...

Your grandma in law sounds awesome! Blue panties?? LOL

vanessa said...

i love the big black dog one too! we sure do ♥ gramma margie!