Happy 90th Birthday Grandma!

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Happy Birthday to my dear grandmother Betty, who is 90 years old today.  She has been a role model and inspiration to me all my life.  She taught me that a woman doesn't have to run herself into the ground to be a good housekeeper and mother.  Here are some other things I learned from my grandmother:  

  • Grandma Betty and Grandpa Bernie.  Married for over 60 years!Don't clutter up the house and you won't have so much to clean and deal with.
  • Set a routine for your housekeeping - keep it simple but regular and you can keep on top of things.
  • Only take on as much as you can comfortably handle.
  • Pick one or two things to get done each morning so you can keep your sanity when you come home at night.
  • Don't sweat the small stuff.
  • Don't get emotionally involved.
  • Stand up for what you believe in.
  • Ignore small-town politics/gossip and don't worry about what other people think.
  • Sometimes naughty people need a good telling off.
  • Keep your mind sharp and your body fit.
  • Be grateful for what you have and find ways to give to people who are less fortunate.
  • Don't let your husband throw away your favorite vaccuum cleaner.
  • Truth is stranger than fiction.  Reality is often funnier than fiction.
  • Have at least one good adventure during your life.
  • An occasional fight is good for the spousal relationship as long as you can have fun making up.
  • Ringer washer machines are cool.
  • Stay on the phone all day if that's what it takes to get satisfaction.
  • If you want to reveal family secrets, tell them to your chatty granddaughter without telling her they are a secret.
  • Don't take those stupid medications that have "stroke" as a possible "side effect".
  • A nice flower garden always makes a great backdrop for family photos.  A sofa, too.  

Happy Birthday to a reall "doll" of a Grandma!

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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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You are blessed to have such a "Grandma", Shanna.   

I sure miss both of mine.   Soak up all the sage advice from Grandma that you can!

Jan 07, 2011 02:36 PM #1
Laura Sargent
Carolina One Real Estate - Mount Pleasant, SC

That is a great list!  Thanks so sharing...  I need to plan a great adventure soon

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