Sadly both grandfathers were gone by the time I was three years old. Jack passed away before I was born and Vic while I was still a toddler.
My memories of my dad's father are good ones. He gave excellent horsey rides, carried butterscotch candies about in his pockets and, even if his wool pants were itchy on my bare legs, I loved sitting on his lap. He also smelled like the outdoors.
My dad's mother was a busy homemaker during my early years. She made the best Hermits and wonderful doughnuts. She single-handedly kept me in underwear throughout childhood. This was not appreciated so well then, but it makes me smile to remember now. I am always trying to perfect Hermits, which I can not make near so well as hers.
My maternal grandmother probably had the most influence on me. She is the Nan oft spoken of in this blog who was given into John's and my care in her final year. Our connection lasted for a very long time. I play the piano because she did and I like to read because she did and I like the ocean because she did...
2. What's an item you were attached to as a child? What happened to it?
My dolls and books. What do you mean what happened to it?! They are all still with me.
Speaking of which, I own many things that belonged to each of my grandparents. I keep telling you that I live in a museum.
3. When you look out your window, do you see the forest or the trees (literally and figuratively)? Explain.
Jungle comes more to mind...
4. Do you like sour candies?
Which of the 'sour' foods listed below would you say is your favorite?
grapefruit, Greek yogurt, tart cherries, lemons, limes, sauerkraut, buttermilk, or kumquats
Grapefruit served with maple syrup
Have you ever eaten a kumquat?
not if I knew it
5. July 1st marked the mid point of 2017. In fifteen words or less, tell us how it's going so far.
Trusting for better days ahead...
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I must scoot today because I have the grands for the morning and as long as they'll have me. I think that I'll share this video with them because yesterday, right in the middle of all that is going on at their house, they said goodbye to their beloved pug Bazil.
They've known Bazil all their lives. I don't know if dogs go to Heaven, but I know that Jesus will return on a white horse so there are animals there. The bit about the lion lying down with the lamb is from the Millennial reign so I am slightly confused. Anyway, I know that I can trust God with these deep questions of life.