What my grandparents told me …

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Grandpa and Grandma

Grandpa and Grandma

I was thinking about my grandparents this morning and some of the things they told me when I was little – and I believed them!

Consider the following:

  • Don’t pull faces because, if the wind changes, it will stay like that forever.
  • Grandpa always insisted on walking closest to the curb. He said that a gentleman should be willing to take the splashes from the puddles in the road.
  • Grandma said she couldn’t go to the swimming pool because it would overflow if she jumped in.
  • They both said they couldn’t go to church because the roof would fall it (an old excuse :-))
  • Grandpa always insisted it was very rude to wear a hat in the house, unless of course you were a lady.
  • Grandma treated my gifts of jewellery from the lolly shop as though they really were very valuable.
  • I am sure there are many more gems of wisdom they imparted over the years.

Grandpa (1884 – 1969) married Grandma (1889 – 1983) in 1911 in Kerang, Victoria and went on to have eight children – one of whom was my father. We lived next door to them for many years and I spent a lot of time with them and have fond memories.

I can’t help but wonder what they would make of our world today.

4 Comments

  1. I have a photo of my paternal grandparents in the same pose, with the car. Except my grandmother was six feet tall, and I think your’s not…

  2. My memories of my grandfather are of him being very tall but considering I was very little at the time, I am not sure. Thanks for reading 🙂

  3. I only knew my Grandmother who was a stickler for form and dress code. I think found the “younger generation” a little hard to handle. I understand my Grandfather was much softer, but sadly he had passed on before I was born

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