Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Grandma-isms

After reading Sugar Kane's post today I was inspired to write about my very own grandma.

She's seen and done a lot in her 77 years and has much wisdom to impart on the younger generation. Wisdom, I just love hearing.

But what I love even more is to hear the incredibly entertaining stories my mom tells. To hear my mom tell it, my grandma was quite different then the quiet,sweet, gentle woman I know today.

She was a little bold and brash back in the day. Like the time my mom had a friend over and grandma began to sing off key and loudly much to my mom's chagrin. My mom knew better than to say anything. She simply escorted her guest out on the front porch so as not to subject her to Grandma's warbling. But Grandma didn't care. She simply opened up the window leaned out and sang louder. Because thats how she rolled.

She had her own unique way of dealing with anything.

Like getting her children not to eat anything bad for them. Lest they get the "bloody flucks". I'm really not sure what they are. Only Grandma knows. But I'm pretty damn sure I don't want them. I think threat of the bloody flucks is enough to scare the bejeebuz out of any child. In fact, I'm thinking I might need to share with B that quarter eating causes the bloody flucks.

And my personal favorite grandma-ism is the phrase "goat pissin in a tin can". As in "That horrid music you're listening to sounds like a goat pissin in a tin can".

Have you ever heard a goat urinating in a tin can? Me Neither. But if I trust Grandma it's not a sound I ever really want to hear.

Good old Grandma you gotta love her.

And I do crazy sayings and all.

12 comments:

Lene said...

Thanks for sharing this. My Gram passed away last summer. We were very close so I always enjoy hearing about other Grams!!

~JJ! said...

I would love to meet this grandma!!!! She's great!

Chaos Control said...

Grandma-isms are the absolute best! My grandma had some hum-dingers! I sure do miss her ...

Brillig said...

Hahaha. She sounds Bloody Fluckin' hilarious!!! A real treasure, for sure! I so wanna be that kind of mom...

Gotta go, now. The kids have some friends over and I've got some singing to do.

~Jennifer said...

I'm pretty sure I'd like your grandma a whole lot. :-)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Grandma sounds like MY kind of lady!

I may have to bust out the "bloody flucks" at the Mayhem...may just get The Princess to eat something besides chicken nuggets!

PS: I am STILL loving the Worker Mommy....just for the record...we will just have to work on your literary tastes! (hee-hee)

Worker Mommy said...

Queen, if you do use it on the Princess please , please tape the interaction for me.

Oh and on the literary thing...I've been told that quite a bit lately :)

you da mom! said...

very sweet.

Rebecca said...

I LoVE that 'bloody flucks' saying! I think I'm going to have to steal it to use on my kids.

Butrfly4404 said...

Yeah, I'm sure I don't want the bloody flucks, either! It just sounds ewey.

Ba Doozie said...

haven't heard the goat, but have heard the "cow pee'ing on a flat rock"

Sugar Kane said...

I can't wait to use Bloody Flucks! Sounds like a great lady!!