What did your Grannie teach you?

by compound complex 13 Replies latest jw friends

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    For me: how to garden, do laundry (we washed in an old Maytag wringer and pegged the wash on a wire line), cook, clean house.

    Most importantly, how to show love and respect . . .

    Miss you, Nana!!!

    Please share!



  • GrreatTeacher

    My grandmother taught me how to garden, flowers that is. I still blow my husband away when we are shopping for flowers in the spring and I can identify most of them without looking at the label.

    But, he grew up a city slicker and is a little impaired in the nature department.

    She also was a quilter and although she never let me help her, I have a quilt fetish with quite a collection, including some handmade by her.

    It's like snuggling under her love at night.

  • 1009

    How to bake an apple pie .

    I had a nice grannie. Only a p ity she drank too much and regularly beated my grandfather .

  • Witness My Fury
    Witness My Fury

    Leg ulcers can kill you.

    Longevity isnt in my genes.

    Allow room for eccentricity.

    She died when I was 7 and was the only gran I knew....

  • Xanthippe

    It's like snuggling under her love at night. - Great Teacher

    That's beautiful. You have the soul of a poet GT.

    My Nana always bought me toys at Christmas and on my birthday even though my mother didn't because of her beliefs. She taught me that grandparents are important. My daughter is visiting her grandparents today while she's home from university. I bet they're having a great time.

  • KWJoe

    my granny taught me unconditional love, compassion and empathy. She also taught me how to fish and crab.....she loved living on the water.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thank you, dear grandkids, for your touching replies!

    Look forward to reading more after work today.



  • gma-tired2

    JW grannie taught me to crochet.

    NON JW Grannie baked me buttermilk pie. Yummmie

  • Mickey mouse
    Mickey mouse

    Since they are/were both feisty birds I would say they showed me how to be a strong independent woman.

  • Band on the Run
    Band on the Run

    My grandmother knit. She was a JW who entertained and fed young Bethelites. During the Depression, she would send them back with bags of sandwiches. She was the peasant type and would plop down in chairs. Surprisingly, my bro and I were treated to Macy's toy department every Christmas. We just had to listen to a lecture that it wasn't b/c of Christmas. She was very proud of my academic success while she made fun of all college students.

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