August 7

Hey Internet!

It is Friday and I am nosy!

Thinking about yesterday’s post, I want to know what is the most important thing that one or any of your grandparents taught you.



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Just an average wife, mother, and homeschooling woman

17 thoughts on “August 7”

  1. My grandma used to store toilet paper in the stairwell going up to her attic. Cuz that’s just something you don’t want to run out of. Guess where I store my 27-paks these days? Yep, on the stairs going up to the attic. It’s a strange quirky little thing, but I just can’t think of a better place to keep t.p.!

  2. When I was born, both of my grandfathers and my paternal grandmother had already passed away. This left me with my maternal grandmother, who was just the sweetest woman alive. Her love made up for the three grandparents I missed out on and then some. She would often REALLY crack us up, she would read the obituaries in the paper aloud when we visited. When she had us over for fried fish, she would pick the bones out of mine…and I credit her with my love of black pepper…she put it on EVERYTHING she ever gave me to eat. She would often give her multitude of grandchildren very simple birthday gifts such as Big Red or Juicy Fruit chewing gum or a 3 musketeers bar. I always loved her presents, I looked forward to them as children these days look forward to an Xbox or an Ipod. even then, she taught me a valuable lesson without even knowing it….the simple joys of life are the ones that are the most worthwhile.

  3. My grandmother did not live close to us…but she gave me great memories of love. I always said when I was a grandmother I wanted to be just like her….and I now can try to show my grandchildren the love she gave me.Being a grandma is the best…
    My grandmother was a good cook & made rag rugs…I love to cook and try my hand at crafts…so maybe I have picked up those traits?

  4. Grandma Vesta set the example on cooking (homemade, mostly home-grown, an overflowing table.) I still make her King Ranch Chicken Casserole and her Pecan Pie is the ultimate!

  5. My grandma taught me baking, cake decorating, crochet, knitting, but she was also a good example of the kind of woman and wife I wanted to become. My grandparents were always doing things for other people and were very generous with their time/money/whatever. They were also a good example of just living life to the fullest. They would drive across the country, in one direction or the other every year (they each had family spread out across the country) and each winter they would drive down to Texas (Grandpa hated our cold, Canadian winters!), help at a Bible School, go visit missionaries in Columbia and Mexico. They continued doing all of this into their 80’s.

  6. By the time I was 4, I had lost all of my grandparents so therefore they were not around to teach me anything. However, my father taught me how to embroider when I was a teenager and I still enjoy doing it to this day!

  7. I was not blessed to live near or spend much time w/my grandmothers. However, Nana, dad’s mother, helped my aunt, mom’s sister, to teach me to crochet.

    I really wish that I had been able to spend more time with them but it’s hard when there are 5000 miles between you. I never knew my grandfathers, any of them, as they all died before I was born.

  8. Grandma McCarty taught me to name and identify wildflowers, weeds and birds. She also taught me to quilt and knit. She tried to teach me tatting but I just couldn’t get the hang of it.

  9. My grandparents live in all corners of the country and I rarely saw them growing up, but I think that the most important lesson that I learned from my Granddaddy was how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You always spread the jelly first, because it is easier to clean the jelly off of your knife than it is to get the peanut putter off. Mmmmm…. I love peanut butter and jelly. But not on Melba toast like my other grandfather made them.

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