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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 11:18 PM
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My 5-year-old grandson asked me if he could rent my house after
I'm dead!

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry -- so I laughed!

Kids say the darnedest things!
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 11:26 PM
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1. I told my mother that "for an old lady of 36 she didn't look so bad"
I said it in a restaurant when I was seven, and everyone broke out laughing.
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 11:38 PM
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2. I love it. Thanks for posting! Just remembered another story...
Edited on Sun Jan-15-06 12:01 AM by Radio_Lady
I think he's resolving some feelings about death.

We went to a Unitarian religious service several months ago.

Afterwards, he snuggled close and said, "Grandma, when you're really old, I'll come and visit you.
But when you're dead, I won't know where you are!"

Here's the little guy in pixels!

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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 11:51 PM
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4. Kids are so honest!
And he's a cutie!
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 11:54 PM
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7. Thanks a bunch. We're watching him and his older sister (age almost 8)
overnight until tomorrow afternoon. We live in the same town with them. The visits give their parents a bit of a rest.

Grandparenting is the greatest! You get to do a lot of the things you were too busy to do when you were a parent.

In peace,

Radio_Lady (wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother and radio talk show pioneer...)

Grandmother Gathering:

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gardenista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 11:51 PM
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5. Awwwwww... I think those are all way of saying he loves you!
I remember having the same thoughts about my beloved grandmother when I was his age. I couldn't bear the thought of not having her house to go to, an oasis in a rather chaotic childhood.

He obviously adores you.
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 03:23 AM
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14. What a gorgeous boy!
He reminds me of my firstborn (now 27).
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-06 09:55 PM
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17. He is a cute kid, isn't he? I love that picture.
Edited on Mon Jan-16-06 09:56 PM by Radio_Lady
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 11:43 PM
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3. You can probably take it as a compliment.
I used to beg my grandmother for her knick knacks and what nots. I thought I loved them when I was little. She died when I was 16 years old. As promised, I have her knick knacks and what nots. They serve to remind me of her. I stil miss her to this day.

So, if I was you, I'd take it as a compliment the kid doesn't even know he is giving you. He's saying he loves to come to your house. Or that I how I take it from my own experience.

The house my grandmother rented is owned by a guy who won't sell it. He also wanted 7 references in writing when I looked into renting it. I ended up going for this place down the street just to be in the same neighborhood. I'm waiting and watching and hoping. I still want to live there one day just to bathe myself in memories of my grandmother. I really miss her. I would be happy to eventually get the house she rented later in life. I'm still waiting for the day when that place is mine. It's like I am stalking that house. I do think it is because I miss her.
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gardenista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 11:54 PM
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6. I felt that way about my grandmother's house, too.
I still have dreams about it, even though I have not seen it for at least 20 years and now live across the country.

In one of my dreams, she was still there, in the house, and she was surprised that I had moved in, and that I had gotten so much older.

I miss my grandma, too!
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 12:19 AM
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10. I have dreams about my grandmother's house too.
Edited on Sun Jan-15-06 12:21 AM by Jamastiene
I literally spent hours wandering around in it when I was little. I would look at how it was built and look at the high ceiling above my grandmother's head when we would play. The house I lived in during the week (my mother's house) had 8 foot ceilings, but my grandmother's house had 10 foot ceilings. Also, the light fixtures were all made for single light bulbs only. You had to get a bigger ladder to change them too. The bathroom was on a screened in porch, not heated. There was no a/c and only one or two rooms were heated in winter for budget reasons. I don't know why I would dream of a place as dank sounding as that, but my absolute best memories of childhood were there with her. I think the reason I went back to college after so many years is due to her from beyond somehow. She always said she wanted me to "get a good education." I can just about hear her saying that now. It's interesting when I stop and think about it.
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gardenista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 12:30 AM
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12. A good grandma is one of the best things in life
I'm glad your grandma had a positive impact on your life. I finished college because of my grandma, too. And, like you, her house was a haven for me.

Weird that I can still remember the musty-sweet smell of my grandparent's basement garage. I don't know why I loved it in there!
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 12:00 AM
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8. I hope I live until he is sixteen... he was born in December, 2000 --
and he's five now, turning six in December, 2006. I'll be 67 this year -- so I might make it to 77.

What a sweet story. I hope you get the house someday. I didn't know my grandparents at all. They lived far away before the age of airliners. I made a choice to move closer to my children so I could have this opportunity to help raise my grandchildren.

Thanks for posting, Jamastiene.

In peace,

Radio_Lady
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 12:13 AM
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9. Do you remember that Parisian woman who died last year at 109?
I'm pretty sure she was 109, anyway.

In any event, they have this thing in France where you can sort of buy property from older people, and they continue to live there until they die, with you covering their housing costs. In the unlikely event that you die first, they get the property back.

This woman made this arrangement with two different subseqhent parties, and outlived them both by 30+ years!
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 12:23 AM
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11. LOL!
:rofl:

I can remember telling my mom when I was about 5 years old, "I'm not going to get married until I'm old...19!"
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-06 09:55 PM
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16. My daughter used to say, "Mom, you'll talk to ANYONE..."
She was pretty young and I'd stop and chat with people in the store, in the street, etc.

"Well, Linda, I'm a talk show host. That's what I'm supposed to do," I'd retort!

We laughed about it yesterday when I dropped the two kids off after an overnight with Grandma and Grandpa!
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 03:17 AM
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13. I miss my grandparents
Edited on Sun Jan-15-06 03:18 AM by socialdemocrat1981
My last surviving grandparent (my maternal grandmother) passed away at the age of 99 last year. She and my grandfather were such wonderful grandparents and so were my paternal grandparents. They all positively impacted my life and shaped my ideals and beliefs

Enjoy your time with your grandchildren. Some of the most precious moments are spent between a grandparent and a grandchild -both have so much to learn from each other
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-06 09:52 PM
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15. My granddaughter and I are going swimming every Wednesday at
a local pool. She turns eight on January 31st.

Grandma Radio_Lady, making memories!
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