-what a great memory of your Mom.
billyon -i spent a lot of time with my grandparents also and I remember the I walked 10 mile stories a lot!
Lady_E -A great saying from your Dad I compare it to one my Dad use to say . A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
LoriSoard -Fiddlesticks is a great word. I bet your Mom was very strict with you also.