Grandmothers Everyone Should have a grandma

Grandmothers Everyone Should have one.

Grandmothers Everyone Should have one.

Definition of a grandmother as seen through the eyes of an eight-year-old.

A grandmother is a lady who has no children of her own, so she likes other people's little girls and boys.

A grandfather is a man grandmother. He goes for walks with the boys and talks about fishing and tractors, but grandmothers don't have to do anything just be there. Grandad is a soft touch and a useful ally when grandma is angry. They also know some great stories and pretend that there were no computers when they were kids.

They don’t need to eat at meal times just be up and down fetching us something else we need, even if mummy is there.

Usually they are fat, but not too fat to tie children's shoelaces. They wear glasses and funny underwear and they can take their teeth out.

They don't have to be clever, only answer questions like, "Why do dogs hate cats? and why is the moon in the sky?”

They don't baby-talk like visitors. When they read to us they don't miss bits out or mind if it's the same story over again.they even use different voices in their stories, and sometimes fall asleep while they are reading.

Everybody should have a grandmother, especially if you don't have television.


Little Flo, a grandma's poem

Little Flo.

A dear little baby brother

Had come to live with Flo

And she wanted him brought t’table

So he might eat and grow.

“You must wait awhile ,”

said grandma in answer to her plea.

“poor little thing’s baht toothies.”

Can’t eat like you and me.

“ But why has it no toothies?”

in surprise asked Flo

“Can’t we buy it some like grandma’s?”

“that’s what I’d like to Know.”

That afternoon into the corner went Flo

Armed with pen and ink.

I’m writing a letter to heaven

“Don’t speak you’ll spoil my think.”

Dear God,

The baby you sent us, is awfully nice and sweet

But because you forgot his toothies

The poor lad can’t eat.

So I’m sending you this letter

On purpose to let you know,

To come and finish our baby

That’s all


Little Flo

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Pixienot 6 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

I loved this!!!

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tonymead60 6 years ago from Yorkshire Author

Hi Pixienot

many thanks for your comment.

Good luck Tony

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rbrownjohn 5 years ago

How lovely!

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tonymead60 5 years ago from Yorkshire Author

HI rbrownjohn

thanks for dropping in

cheers Tony

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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines


I agree, everyone should have a grandmother! I'm happy that I was able to see and interact with both my grandmothers. They are really special!

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tonymead60 5 years ago from Yorkshire Author

HI Jill

thanks for the comment and dropping by.

I agree with you, I was a real grandma's boy and loved her to bits

cheers Tony

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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Just delightful! :)

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tonymead60 5 years ago from Yorkshire Author

Hi RTalloni

many thanks, I much appreciate your comment

cheers Tony

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Derdriu 4 years ago

Tony, What a charming, endearing, heart-felt definition of the grandmothers of the world! An Italian acquaintance of mine said that grandparents would have to be invented if they didn't exist. In particular, I like your bringing out how they use different voices and don't skip over parts of a book.

Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing, Derdriu

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tonymead60 4 years ago from Yorkshire Author

Derdriu, it is great how kid's minds work and how they interpert things around them that they have no experience of. I always did the voice thing in stories and I was pleased to hear my granddaughter doing the same telling her dolls a story.


many thanks for visit and comments.


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