My grandmother is wise beyond her years. She has a lot of years, too. She’s also a woman of few words. At least when it comes to writing her answers back to me. I bet if I talked to her in person her answers would be days long. This is episode three. You can read episodes one and two, if you like.
One of my favorite things about her is her sense of humor. This is woman who put a fake bird in a tree and then got my dad to sneak up on it to try to catch it. She had a chocolate cake that was actually made from styrofoam and loved to offer a piece to unsuspecting victims. She had small toy Christmas tree that could be wound up. It would slowly spin and play Christmas songs. That is until its spinner went kablooey and it would spin 90 mph and it’s ornaments would hang on for dear life. And Easter egg hunting? I loved it. The eggs she hid always had money in them!
So, Grandma (or G.G. to her grandkids), what answers have you for us today?
1. What’s the secret to a happy life?
Enjoy each day. It’s never coming again.
2. What’s the secret to a happy marriage?
Keep your own identity.
3. Is there something you had as a kid that you wish you still had?
I still have 1 toy. It’s a doll cradle that I later learned was made by an undertaker. His wife was the daughter of an ancestor that died in 1835 in a boat wreck.
4. What is/was your favorite game to play?
You name it – outdoor, baseball. Indoor, a board game.
5. Are there any celebrities in our family tree?
Well Peggy Shippen who married you know who. (Actually, I didn’t know who. DW did a quick Google search and it says she is the 2nd wife of Benedict Arnold. She was the highest paid spy of the American Revolution)
6. What are you most proud of?
Shhh… my community activities
7. What was your wedding day like? Do you have any wedding photos?
It rained. Only picture faded- unrecognizable
8. What’s your favorite thing about being a grandmother and great grandmother?
Oh you, you of course.
I guess that proves once and for all that I’m her favorite. I always knew it, I’m just happy to have it in writing!