Friday, December 10, 2010

Interview With Grandma...

I would like to introduce you to my Grandma.
She has been one of the biggest influences in my life.
When I'm feeling down, or questioning anything...
I think of her and things always come together.
She carries with her a glow... an ora, that radiates LOVE
wherever she goes & whoever she comes in contact with.
When I was younger, I used to get mad at the other kids for
calling her As I have grown older, I understand
now why everyone did and decided to put this together to share just how Wonderful She Is with whoever I can.

So here is a little interview I did with one of the most
magical and loving people I have ever known. My Grandma.

Born: November 13th 1930
Virginia Aileen Vandaway
After Marriage: Virginia Aileen Spaulding
Favorite Flower: "Gerber Daisy"

Favorite Color: “pink or purple, lavender, not purple purple.”
Favorite Food: Greek salad, ribs, and baked potatoes!”
Loaded? “Oh Yes!”
Favorite Animal: “Elephant”

Why do you like elephants so much?
“Because they have good memories, and are very smart! But they are scared to death of mice! Just petrified when they see a mouse!”
So if you were a mouse, would you scare an elephant?
“I don’t know… I probably would anyway.”
What do you want to be when you grow up?
“When I was younger, I wanted to be a truck driver! On a 16 wheeler, or an 18 wheeler.”
How did you meet Grandpa?
“I was working in a little café in Harrington Kansas. Your Grandpa (Alfred W. Spaulding) came in a few times & built up enough courage to ask me out.”
Did he take you on a date?
“I think we went rollerskating.” (laughs…)
How long were you two married before he passed away?
“For 36 years… I will be with him again when I go.”
What was your favorite thing to do as a kid?
“Scrub floors, and milk cows…lol I liked milking the cows because it would bring all the cats around. I used to ride this old bike that the neighbors gave me. It had no tires, so I rode it with just the rims.”
What are some things that make you happy?
“Working in the garden, growing and picking vegetables. I love to read… Still do.
Have you ever farted in the grocery store?
“Oh Dear! Yes. (smiles…) I would usually try to find an empty aisle out of consideration. Me and my friend Jean would let it go at the checkstand and look around like we didn’t know who did it.” (giggles…)
Do you think parents should spank their kids?
“Yes! Look at what has happened to all these kids nowdays… They have all been spoiled rotten! I used to spank you kids when you needed it! When you kids were younger, you used to go playing with my flowers… And I would say “If you kids want to play with flowers, I have some over there by the fireplace.” But those weren’t flowers, they were cactus! That’s how I kept you away from my flowers!” (giggles…)
What do you think Heaven looks like?
“I don’t know… And I don’t think anyone does for sure. God is looking down at the mess we have created, and I don’t know if it gives him a headache, or a bellyache.”
What can people do to make their lives better?
“Trust in God & be honest.”
Do You Know I Love You?
“Yes! (smiles…)”


Ngoc Dieu said...

you're very happy, a sweet and invaluable love.


Reading your post made me miss my grandma who passed away last year. I love her so much that i'd give anything just to hold her again. You're very lucky you still have your grandma around. I notice you have a nice sensitive soul:-)

Gabriella said...

Antony, me sentia algo triste, pero vernir aqui y leer estas cosas tan hermosas como lo es tu abuela y el amor qu se ve le tienes me han devuelto la ilusion... Tienes una linda sonrisa, no la pierdas nunca.

Birdie said...

I am so glad that you interviewed your grandma. I have a book that my grandma gave me of her memories but I would give my right arm to be able to sit down with her again. I miss her. So much.

Anonymous said...

This blog is a very nice tribute to your grandma ,I never met mine they both died before i was born.I have some photos but sometimes wonder what they were like.

Thank you for following :)

Lady of Canyons said...

This is so sweet and I am a grandma of a 18 yr old young lady who lives with me. She makes me smile everyday. Teases the hell out of me too!

Love tribute to your gma.
Sunny gma :)