“Tell me, guys,” I said, “if somebody asked you to describe your Mimi, what would you say?” After being appropriately thoughtful, this is what they said.She’s nice.
She loves her grandkids – “all four of us,” they hastened to make clear.
She lets us do stuff our mom and dad wouldn’t.
Hmmm. If you want a straight answer…
But nice is good. I’m glad nice topped their list even though I have to get cross with them sometimes. They’re right about loving my grands, all four of them. And yeah – I’m pretty much a pushover on things that don’t really matter. They get a lot of treats when they’re with me. And in their world, let’s face it- anything older than last year is old-fashioned. I’m old-fashioned in their eyes because I can’t understand all these digital games they play and I would rather watch Beverly Hillbillies than these tricked-out techno cartoons that mesmerize them.
They may be young but their people perceptions are dead on!
But back to the bio. In my old-fashioned way, as they would say it in one of my favorite TV programs of yesteryear: here are the facts, ma’am. Just the facts.I’m a 5th generation Floridian.
A war baby.
A graduate of
I’m married to Ed.
I have two daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and four grandchildren—three boys and one girl.
A true member of the “sandwich generation,” I also have a mom with Alzheimer’s Disease.
I enjoy NASCAR, Gator football, a good movie and most of all a good book.
I believe we should love to the utmost. Laugh harder. Look for the fun.
And do it all for the love of the Lord.
In that last respect, I belong to
And in the midst of all this, I’m trying to finish up my first book, a collection of reflections called Faith Breezes.
|The family; thanks to Martina's Photography|
|The girls; thanks again to Martina's Photography|