She Started It!!!!

Way back when I jumped into the work force, I was very concerned about my three children for I did not want to leave them with just a baby-sitter.

Grandma came to the rescue, she moved in and took charge. My mother was alone and it worked out fine for all.

Now you have to understand, grandma was not the typical cookie baking grandma that even put an apron on---jeans and a tee shirt was the norm.  She was thirty eight years old when I presented her with her first grandchild. Come to think of it, she was never the ordinary Mom either. She would have fit into today's world just fine. The kids loved it, (Gram) always understood and she could play Davey Crocket and shoot a water pistol or make a doll dress with the best of them. She was a little five foot --five but she stood toe to toe with all their conflicts that they tossed in front of her and ruled the court fair and square.

When i came home from work each day, I would fix dinner and get to hear all the things that they did that day---I thought? I would ask the usual things like, did you eat all your breakfast this morning? I would always get a very enthusiastic---YES. It never occurred to me to ask what they had eaten. I assumed it was the normal cereal eggs and bacon, etc.

One day I left for work at the usual time but found that when I got to my office I had left some important papers at home and I needed them before noon. Returning home I quietly slipped in the front door and I could hear the chatter coming from the kitchen and knowing they were probably eating breakfast, I stuck my head around the kitchen door.

"Hi everyone," just knowing I would get big smiles in return. There was dead---silence.

"Oh boy, we are in trouble now," my oldest daughter said.  that is when I seen the big lemon pie sitting in the middle of the table, at least what was left of it and as I scanned the occupants around the table there sat my youngest daughter with lemon pie smeared generously near her mouth and my son was frantically trying to maybe swallow it all before it might be removed.  At the head of the table sat Gram with a grin on her face that she made no attempt to hide.

That evening, I carefully broached the subject at the dinner table about the pie for breakfast. there again, a long moment of silence when that (hubber) many of you know now (jerilee wei) spoke.  

"Mom we see people eat donuts, sticky buns and pancake with syrup so why can't we eat pie for breakfast?"

I quickly glanced at Gram, hoping for a little backup support of a word or two, but all I saw was a bigger grin and more laughter dancing in her dark eyes.

Well now, I have been a great grandmother for many years and I am here today to FESS-UP because I have been eating pie for breakfast for many years---this morning was apple pie with my coffee---

REMEMBER---SOMETIMES OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF CHILDREN ALSO COMES TRUTH .

P.S.  Grandma lived to be 94----I wonder?????

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Dolores Monet profile image

Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

What a funny story! Grandma makes a perfect baby sitter. After all, she raised you!


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Ginn Navarre 6 years ago Author

Thanks Dolores, we all need a little humor in our lives and Grandma heaped our plates high.


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fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

Great hub, funny, sweet and delicious. Wow!


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Gawth 6 years ago from Millboro, Virginia

A wonderful family story. And only in a family could a story like this exist! God bless.


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Ginn Navarre 6 years ago Author

fetty thanks, peach pie with this cup of coffee this AM.


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Ginn Navarre 6 years ago Author

fetty thanks, peach pie with this cup of coffee this AM.


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Ginn Navarre 6 years ago Author

Gawth thanks, as you know here in Wild & Wonderful WV we will be picking apples soon and then there will be APPLE PIE.


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dahoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I must say my brother ate stranger things than that for breakfast.


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Ginn Navarre 6 years ago Author

dahoglund I too have watched my grandchildren now choose cold pizza over anything else---don't tell anyone but I warm my pizza up first.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

I think pie and coffee are the perfect way to start a day. Fun Hub, Ginn.


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Nancy's Niche 6 years ago from USA

I thought pie and coffee was an ordinary breakfast! Loved the story... :o)


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Ginn Navarre 6 years ago Author

Yes suzie, it still makes my day. thanks


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Ginn Navarre 6 years ago Author

Nancy thanks, they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day soooooo----why not start it with what you like?


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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I've been known to eat gumbo,watermelon and a rootbeer for breakfast growing up. I'ts nice to get eclectic with the morning meal every now and then;;))


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Jerilee Wei 6 years ago from United States

Mom -- Not only do I still eat pie for breakfast, but I encourage Gram's great-great grandchildren to go for non-traditional breakfasts and dinners as part of thinking outside the food box. Will admit this generation is werid though, doesn't like sweets of any kind, more apt to eat olives and pickles. Love you!


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Ginn Navarre 6 years ago Author

Jerilee I agree this generation is weird, although I did have pizza the other morning. love ya!


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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

Wonderful story Ginn! I love grandmas...they are the sweetness of life. :)


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Ginn Navarre 6 years ago Author

Thanks Tom, it works for me now and that I am a great grandma I have taught them to eat pie for breakfast and they taught me how to have pizza with my AM coffee---so we all just learn and go with the---flow and enjoy life!!!!!


SilverGenes 6 years ago

Great story! Pie for breakfast sounds good!


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Ginn Navarre 6 years ago Author

SilverGenes, thanks it works for me!


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

What good are grandchildren if you cannot spoil them :-)))


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Ginn Navarre 6 years ago Author

Thanks De Greek---if only they didn't have to growup??????


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JY3502 6 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

Rats! I'm a diabetic. Great story Ginn. Loved it.


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Ginn Navarre 6 years ago Author

JY,okay I will just have to have a BIG piece of pie just for you.


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trnty69 5 years ago

what a sweet and fun story, Ginn :) thx for sharing!


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Ginn Navarre 5 years ago Author

trnty69 thanks for stopping by. You will meet a lot of really nice people here on HP---enjoy!


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Dawn Tate 5 years ago from USA

Great and wonderful story! Made me hungry LOL


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Ginn Navarre 5 years ago Author

Dawn---the taste buds know and its got me thus far--soooo? thanks for stopping by.


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Tom Koecke 5 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

I used to let my children, and their friends, have ice cream with fruit on it for breakfast. They loved it, and it was healthier than most cereals they would have otherwise eaten!


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Ginn Navarre 5 years ago Author

Tom, I agree and it sounds normal to me. thanks


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

What a great mom you had, and I suspect you are more like her than you might let on!


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

My grandma scared us all to death, but always got dessert to ease the tension. Nice stoty Ginn.


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Ginn Navarre 5 years ago Author

Oz yes, it is amazing how dessert can ease most tension and a BIG piece of pie works for me. Thanks!


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Great story. I will confess that my favorite breakfast is ice cream. Actually, my favorite dinner is ice cream too. So don't go by me. But this was an entertaining story. Thanks for sharing. Rated up and funny.


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Ginn Navarre 5 years ago Author

Noooo,toknowinfo--ice cream is my mid-night snack but don't tell anyone. Thanks!


Becky 5 years ago

I love cold pizza for breakfast. If you heat it up, it just doesn't taste as good. I taught my grandma to eat pizza, she had never had any and came to stay with me. I also gave her tacos, twice. It put her in the hospital both times so I wouldn't let her have them after that. The spices didn't agree with her and gave her terrible heartburn.


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Ginn Navarre 5 years ago Author

Becky, I guess it shows that you are never to old to learn---yet that being said my Mom (Gram)was more on the wild side. I have wrote many hubs on some of her antics and they were all true. Raising 3 children was easy but raising Gram was never dull.

If you read (Its free--take it) you will see whatI mean.


Becky 5 years ago

I will read, thank you.

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