Wordless Wednesday…That Look!

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Wordless Wednesday…That Look!


We had a small birthday celebration for my brother this weekend. His grandchildren and daughters took him to Escapology- A Live Escape Room. 


Since my brother is a big Star Trek fan, they picked that room to escape from. My nieces ordered Star Trek garb for them to wear.

I love this photo of Mini-me looking up at her grandfather (my brother).


She lovingly calls him “old man” (from Last Man Standing) Think she has him wrapped around her little finger?  He recently took her to the Galleria Mall in Houston for shopping and lunch!  This from a man who has gone to the grocery store only 5 times in his life!!!

Grandfathers have an important role in our lives. In addition to being there for often-needed babysitting duties, they have a wealth of skills, lessons, and stories to share. 


I remember walking with my grandfather around his yard and garden. Everyone who visited was given a “tour.”  I may not remember every plant he grew but I will never forget those walks. 

 A granddaughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart. Unknown


The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.   Sam Levenson


Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.  Lewis Mumford

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Comments (16)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. As a grandfather who is manipulated by his grandson regularly, I have been told to toughen up for what I may be required to do by my granddaughter as she grows up. This is the life I have chosen. Enjoy your day.

Nov 15, 2023 05:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin just wait, Wayne. You'll be buying Barbies and having tea parties before long!!!

Nov 15, 2023 05:49 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

I have heard so much about these rooms, but never attended one yet.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Nov 15, 2023 05:23 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley They loved it. There are two in AZ...Phoenix and Tempe. 

Nov 15, 2023 05:53 PM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Grandfathers are special and teach us so much!

Nov 15, 2023 06:50 AM
Kathy Streib

faye schubert I have very fond memories of walking around the garden with my grandfather. 

Nov 15, 2023 05:54 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Kathy, Got a kick out of Sam Levenson's great quote...Yup, we are like simple and easy-to-operate toys for children! 

Nov 15, 2023 07:07 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 they have our number, don't they!!!

Nov 15, 2023 05:55 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
I have fond memories of my grandfather on my mother's side. On my Dad's side, not so much. Both of my grandmothers were wonderful.

Nov 15, 2023 07:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams I never knew my Father's parents. But I have wonderful memories of my grandfather and grandmother. 

Nov 15, 2023 05:56 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - I find it interesting to learn how grandparents and others acquire their "names". That history may be revealing or open up many sorts of family treasures.  

Nov 15, 2023 09:23 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs my grandsons call me Gigi. Not sure where that came from. 

Nov 15, 2023 05:58 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I love the idea of an escape room with a Star Wars or Star Trek theme. That would be awesome.

Nov 15, 2023 09:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty They loved it!!! I think FL has 5 of these. You should give it a try. My brother is a huge Star Trek and Star Wars fan. 

Nov 15, 2023 06:00 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - I am embarrassed to say that the Sam Levenson quote is very accurate. LOL. 

Those two pics you posted are precious.  I see a couple of Christmas stocking stuffers!

Nov 15, 2023 10:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® It's not just with grandparents either. Mini Me loves to hang out with her Uncle Larry. If he's outside, she's there beside him. 

Nov 15, 2023 06:10 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello  Kathy, I hope I am a good grandfather to the grandkids and try to do as much for them as I can.


Nov 15, 2023 10:28 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm I have no doubt that you are. 

Nov 15, 2023 06:16 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selections. I never had the opportunity to spend time with my grandfathers. 

Nov 15, 2023 10:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I never met my father's parents. I'm happy I got to know my mother's. 

Nov 15, 2023 06:17 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

How sweet, Kathy! I never knew any of my grandfathers. My mother's father died when she was 13. My father was 50 years old when I was born so no grandfather there either. You were so fortunate to have had yours in your life as long as you did.

Nov 15, 2023 12:33 PM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I'm thankful I grew up close to my Mom's family. Her sister lived about 4 blocks from us. 

Nov 15, 2023 06:19 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy your brother is a very blessed man.  Grandchildren are a reward and a blessing. 

Nov 15, 2023 01:53 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto My nieces are very fortunate to have them around!  They also make great chauffeurs and babysitters. 

Nov 15, 2023 06:23 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The expression on Mini-Me's face is priceless.  It says it all!

Nov 15, 2023 06:53 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved the photo and the look now your brother needs to get a haircut:))Endre

Nov 15, 2023 09:16 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Love the photos! Sounds like a fun way to spend a birthday!

My dad's dad died when my dad was only six years old. My mom's dad died when I was a toddler. I didn't have a grandfather. I was blessed to have my two grandmothers well into my childrens' lives.

Nov 16, 2023 12:57 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your brother looks so happy to have his grandchildren with him and I can tell that they adore him!

Nov 16, 2023 04:50 AM