Gut Rumbles

April 06, 2005

my grandmother


She'll be 94 years old next month. There she is, posing for a picture in a ridiculous Saint Patrick's Day hat. That's Mommie.

I've called her by that name all of my life, and her umpteen grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren all still call her "Mommie" today. She is one hell of a woman.

She still likes working crossword puzzles and she still watches her favorite soap operas every day. I believe that I inherited a lot of my storytelling ability from her. She can spin a wonderful yarn. And she has a terriffic sense of humor, including some that runs on the blue side. She was the first person I ever heard say the word "SHIT!" when I was about four years old. (I believe that the quote was something like... "Robbie, if you do that again, I'm going to beat the shit out of you!")

I'll go see HER for Mother's Day.


What a beautiful spirt she is! I NEVER would of guessed she will be 94!!! She looks to be in her 70's.

Posted by: Maeve on April 6, 2005 06:04 PM

Give her a hug for those of us who no longer have parents or grandparents. :^)

Posted by: rimfirejones on April 6, 2005 06:08 PM

She looks like a firey sweet lady. I never would've guessed she was 94, either. I miss having grandparents.... :-(

Posted by: Alli on April 6, 2005 06:30 PM

wowsers!!! what a looker!! give her a big smooch for me--never had a grandma (sigh)-can i adopt her????

Posted by: mikeymom on April 6, 2005 06:45 PM

She is beautiful! I sure miss my dear old grandma Gwennie when I see the picture of your Mommie.

Posted by: Renee on April 6, 2005 06:53 PM

Rob, your grandmother reminds me of my great aunt Betty. Ever notice how some people seem to aquire a "patina" as they age while the rest of us turn to rust? I'd put your grandmother in the patina category.

Posted by: Larry Kephart on April 6, 2005 06:53 PM

I spend 40 hours a week around the elderly, and they are so rich, so funny, so endearing - you've got a resource there, Rob. Thanks for the picture, makes my eyes squint with delight.

Posted by: Bonita on April 6, 2005 07:08 PM

A picture = 1,000 and all that. 'Nuf for me. I like her, big time.

Posted by: Jim - PRS on April 6, 2005 08:17 PM

Anyone with the sense of humor to sport a hat like that is tops in my book wish her a happy Mothers Day from me Rob.

Posted by: Rey on April 6, 2005 08:38 PM

What a gal. Most 94 yo's can't muster up the energy sit up straight. Hug her while you can. I don't get to do that anymore.

Posted by: DONGER on April 6, 2005 08:45 PM

Just confirms my belief that you were adopted.
She is way too pretty to be a blood relative of yours.

Posted by: Bart on April 6, 2005 11:51 PM

Damn Rob, just damn! Give her a hug. Is this your Mom's Mom?

Posted by: Ed on April 7, 2005 12:00 PM

I'm digging her jester hat! heh.

Posted by: Lori on April 7, 2005 12:04 PM

Yes. That is my mama's mama.

Posted by: Acidman on April 7, 2005 01:32 PM
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