Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Another Grand Heard From

Phone rings yesterday.  Granddaughter Maddie Mae is calling.  There is no particular reason for the call.  She tells me about her gymnastic classes and about her first day in the 7th grade.  She asks what I have been doing so I tell her about making bread and crab apple jam.  She thinks that's cool.  She laughs at me when I tell her I stole the first day of school pictures her Dad posted on Facebook.

Boston - 9th Grade

Maddie - 7th Grade

Jacob - 3rd Grade

I love it when one of my Grands calls to share some exciting news.  But I also love it when they call just to chat a bit with Grandma.  They live on the other side of the city and are so busy with school, sports and all the things that keep families busy these days that I don't see them all that often.  But being able to talk with them now and then via phone calls keeps me connected and that is a good thing.

After chatting with Maddie I talked with her Dad for a little while.  He asked how I was liking my new kitchen toy and I told him that so far I liked it fine.  He is taking me to an appointment tomorrow.  He mentioned how much his kids liked the homemade buns I occasionally supplied for family get-togethers.  He was of the opinion that perhaps his family should test the bread I made using the machine.  Wanted to make sure it was as good as I said it was!  So this evening I will make another loaf and send it home with him tomorrow.

My life is not jam packed with excitement or drama.  But it is full of these little snippets in time that make it well worth living.  I will take a call from a Grand over excitement or drama any day of the week.


  1. It's wonderful how much you hear from your kids and grandkids. Ours don't seem to know we're still alive. It's also nice that your son wants to test your bread to see if it's up to snuff. His mama didn't raise no fool! - lol

  2. I had an aunt that was like a Grandma to me. I got home from a trip and
    decided to call. I told her, "I called just to tell you I love you". She
    died that night, after she wrote me a letter. That letter was all about
    how much Jesus loves each and every one of us, and that Jesus IS LOVE. I
    still have that letter, and it is now 30 years later. It gives me great
    comfort to remember that on the spur of the moment, I called her and it
    was her last phone call. When you get an urge to call a loved one, do it!

  3. Gorges...I hear from these three fairly often. They live about an hour away so getting together is sometimes difficult. That's why phone calls are so nice. Sorry that yours seem to have forgotten. They obviously don't know what they are missing.

    Yeah, I thought it was nice of him to volunteer his services as bread tester!! You are right. No fool, that one. :)

  4. Anon...What a wonderful memory of that phone call. You are right. We just should not put off getting in touch with our loved ones. Everything can change in a heartbeat. I'm glad you have her letter to you and am sure it is one of your most treasured possessions. Thank you for sharing your story.

  5. what a happy bunch, I know grand mama is happy to hear from them

  6. Rob...They are a happy group. I credit their personalities and their Mom and Dad's parenting skills. And you are right. I just love hearing from them. They always brighten my day. :)

  7. Aw, thanks BW...They are pretty special to me.

  8. At this point I don't crave drama or excitement!

  9. Practical Parsimony...Neither do I. These days I am happy with a peaceful, quiet life.