What My Grandmothers Taught Me – Quotes About Grandmother
What is it that we pass down? What makes a difference in our lives?
Does anyone think their grandmother was not beautiful?
I only remember Grandma C. having gray, curly hair, never dark although she had black hair in her pictures and she lived to be 86. She loved her family.
One grandma was content, loved to cook and enjoyed TV programs. She always made me fried chicken and spice cake with white icing. She always had bananas and ate many bananas throughout her week. She was quiet but could be talkative. She often talked to me about people I did not know. Sometimes I wondered if these people were in soap operas instead of real life. She would not let me call her, “Granny.” She said that sounded old.
On Sunday mornings when I would stay over, Grandma C and I would walk to the little white Methodist Church down the street. The upright piano was played and we sang songs. I don’t remember the pastor, the words or most of the service but I felt warm and safe there with Grandma. She didn’t talk about God much but I knew He was important to her by the sayings she hung on the wall and by the Bible she read.
My grandmothers were very different and sad to say, one passed on at the young age of 61; she was Grandma D.
Grandma D seemed happy and laughed out loud. She wore her hair straight and it was black. She rocked in her rocking chair and found reasons to smile. She didn’t seem to have a bad day although I’m sure there was much sadness at times, knowing a little about her life. She taught me to look positively at life, smile in spite of, and to be there for her family. Grandma D was diagnosed with cancer at about the age of 56 and did not tell anyone but a neighbor. She died at 61. I can still see her rocking, smiling and saying happy things. No matter what her circumstances, she wanted to be happy and made sure that her attitude did not change and that her family was joyful.
Now that I am a “Granna’, I want to teach my little grandchildren about life, happiness, joy, hope and living in abundantly graceful attitudes through life.
What are you teaching your children and grandchildren by your daily living, your priorities and your attitude?
I never want to be known as the ‘grumpy one’ or the ‘negative bossy grandmother’. I will see that I never live that way.
Be blessed beyond… because of what you’ve learned from your grandmothers. Bloom more around your family and teach them care and perseverance that they will never forget.
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