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.