Monday, March 3, 2008
- My granny played the type of Bingo that gives the winners 3 dozen eggs or 5 pounds of bacon. When she won, she’d cook us a huge breakfast the next morning.
- My granny let us kids draw all over her arms and legs with markers and pens.
- At night, my granny wore long velvety housecoats in jewel-tone colors like teal and ruby and purple. She always seemed comfortable and regal at the same time.
- My granny introduced me to Patsy Cline. One summer we bought some 45s at a garage sale, brought them back to house and played them on my Playskool “portable” record player while drinking sweet tea that was still warm but had lots of ice in it.
- My granny had a sectional sofa that was the coolest piece of furniture I had ever seen. We kids would hang out in the corner between the walls and the sofa, which was really the only place to hide inside her tiny house.
- My granny loved strawberries.
- My granny sent me a check for $5 every birthday inside some bunny note cards. I still have the last two checks she mailed me and that bunny stationery.
- My granny had dentures, which I didn’t realize for a long time, were NOT her real teeth. I wasted a lot of time trying to pull my teeth out all in one piece like granny.
- My granny often took us to work with her. We would ride the bus downtown and while my granny cleaned offices, we would clip as many binder clips to our clothes as we could find.
- My granny let me stay up late to watch Dobie Gillis, the Donna Reed show, and Burns & Allen.
- My granny was no cook, but made Tuna ala Funa and Tater-Tot casserole in a way that has yet to be reproduced.
- My granny smelled like AquaNet and cigarettes, a smell that should be patented and bottled.
- Behind my granny’s house were blackberry bushes and we kids would eat as many as we could pick even though our parents told us not to. They were tasteless and delicious at the same time.
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