Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Things I Learned (or at least heard) from Granny Young

Sept. 26, 2008 marked the end of my grandmother’s 97 years on earth. She had much to say about life…especially about how we as her grandchildren lived it. I wrote this when she was 94. A year after she went home to be with Jesus seems an appropriate time to share my thoughts. Enjoy!
1. The “golden years” happen when your children are young and you are healthy.
2. People under the age of 70 are spoiled.
3. Kids need to learn to work.
4. We buy too many clothes and toys for our children. With all the distractions, they miss out on some of the plain things that God put on earth for us to treasure…mud, clouds, sticks, etc.
5. TV is the biggest waste of time…right up there with computers and microwaves!
6. Respect your elders even when they tell you things you don’t want to hear!
7. Things are really better than they seem, especially in hindsight!
8. Riding in the car should be a thrill! There’s time to talk, time to find pictures in the clouds, count cows, trucks, watch high-line wires, look for trains...
9. Three Wal-Mart bags of plastic Easter eggs filled with candy would feed Coxes Army! (I don’t know who Coxes Army was, but there must have been a bunch of them!)
10. Little girls should wear short dresses so they’re not in the way of them playing.
11. Moms should not wear short dresses.
12. Make-up and money just make you worry more about how you look and what you have.
13. Happiness is having all your family around, just not all in the kitchen at the same time!

1 comment:

  1. Your grandmother sounded like a fun lady with a lot of wisdom to share! Glad you got to enjoy her for so long!!