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grandma or google.

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when driving with grandie f

he asked me 

 what a ‘party line’ was.

he said it was mentioned

in an article he was reading

and it advised him to

 ‘ask a grandma or google’

if he needed an explanation.

I think that was a brilliant suggestion

they understood

that between the two sources

we have most everything covered. 

“as I learned from growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother.”

-prince william

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when in doubt, hope for the best.

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we went to

one of my grandie’s soccer games

his day to bring the snack

a variety pack

filled with all things crunchy and wonderful

he was really excited to share the treats

but worried

that his favorites would all be gone

i told him that it was important to offer them all

and then to eat whatever was left

but

he might be able to up the odds a little bit

by putting his favorites at the bottom of the box

that way he was more likely to have them left over

and he didn’t have to feel bad

because he had offered all of them to his team

if he was meant to have them

they would still be there

if not

it was nice of him to have shared them

i watched as he thought it over

and

carefully put his ‘puffy cheetos’ on the bottom.

after the game he shared the snacks

and was delighted to see

that amazingly

his favorites were still there.

my daughter said that this was probably

the advice he would remember most from me

not to be kind, to be fair, or to take turns

but rather,

to put your favorites in the bottom of the box,

offer them to your friends

cross your fingers

and

hope for the best.

nothing wrong with hoping for the best.

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grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief

they haven’t thought of yet.

~ gene perret

i couldn’t unpeach the peaches. – annie dillard

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sandiegouniontribune.com

august is national peach month

‘peaches’

was my nickname

as a young child

which

 i’ve happily

reclaimed

as a  grandmother.

it feels like a perfect fit.

i’m celebrating

all month

and beyond.

roxy's kitchen.com (1)

Peach Blueberry Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing.

• 1 cup blueberries
• 2 peaches
• Juice from 1 lime
• 3 Tbsp honey
• Fresh mint leaves

Directions: Wash the blueberries and peaches. Cut the peaches into wedges. Arrange the blueberries and slices of peaches on a platter. Mix the lime juice and honey and drizzle over the fruit. Add fresh mint leaves, sliced thin or whole, and toss everything together. Enjoy.

sunrise paints the sky with pinks

and the sunset with peaches.

Cool to warm.

so is the progression from childhood to old age.

– vera nazarian

 

 

image and recipe credits:

sandiegouniontribune.com, roxyskitchen.com

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~ Author Unknown



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middle daughter h, brought grandbabies j and b to ann arbor to visit me (peaches), for the day.

and what an adventure it turned out to be. 

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we began the day with a bit of chocolate for breakfast at our favorite local bakery.Image

 

we stopped by for a book reading and a bit of play at our favorite book shop.

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after a pizza and pop lunch we strolled right onto the edge of our town’s annual hashbash,

where we met a blue and purple dog and lots of friendly hippies of all ages.

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and chased giant magic bubbles all over the diag.

and we saw a drone overhead and it looked like a scary flying spider.

and two of us ran into each other.

and one of us threw up after all the junk food and excitement.

and we went to the park and got wet and sandy.

and then some of us were really, really tired.

but not peaches.

and we were all still smiling.

it was a day.

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My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.

She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. ~ Ellen DeGeneres



 

 

 

with six under six you get (maybe a bite if you’re lucky) egg roll

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family math:  take my 3 daughters, all close in age. now grown and each with their own 2 children, also close in age, all under age 6. mix it all together and it equals 6 grand babies and lots of love and life and joy. they all call me ‘peaches,’ a childhood nickname i’ve reclaimed. here is the cast of characters you may meet in past and future stories.

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aussie grandsons – m and f

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granddaughter v

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granddaughter r

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granddaughter b

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grandson j

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Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.

Lois Wy