We are closest with my mom’s mom’s family, that is why most of the stories are from them. Well, that and they are a close, loud, expressive, hilarious bunch and the older generation is as sharp as tacks still. One time my great-grandmother thought it would be funny to wake my grandfather up from a… Continue reading More Family Stories
Like I mentioned in my other post I don’t think its possible to come from my state or certain of the surrounding states and have a bland family history. We just don’t do that here. And it goes further back. My grandparents love genealogy and went digging through archives over our state and maybe one… Continue reading Family Tree Stories
Anyone from a rural state is probably going to have a hilarious catalog of stories from their grandparents and great-aunts and uncles plus fun nick names (Pickles, Wig). My maternal grandmother (Mamau)’s family was something else. I need to get a camera or ipad pro or something to take more recordings, phone isn’t good enough… Continue reading Family Stories
I know Trey Kennedy has poked fun at Midwest and Southern grandparent names on Southern Sayings and maybe some other videos, but of course the classic is the Tim Hawkin’s bit. Trey Kennedy and Jake Triplett also discussed their grandparent names of one of the podcasts, it was the Do Less God Bless podcast (between… Continue reading Grandparent Names
Do you ever do intentional nonsense words and names and intentionally misused phrases in your family, just for the heck of it? Or does that not boat your float? I should keep a list of our nonsense words and nicknames. Rubicon instead of Becky, Balibbalubalah instead of Lizzie. My brother was Buddy boy, Sonny Boy,… Continue reading Nonsense Words and Speech And Is Your Native Tongue Sarcasm?
Rereading the Grandma’s Attic series. Its about all I can focus on reading-wise. Apparently not reading Hamlet like I’m supposed to, lets see if I can do that in the two days after this draft was written (5/29/20). Added three mini African violets to my plant collection as well as more of the ivy clippings… Continue reading What I’ve Been Up to Lately and What I Will Be Doing This Summer