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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Granny

Speaking of ‘keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road', when my husband and I were courting, one of my aunts (from my other family) died and my parents gave us permission to come to Georgia to the funeral. We stopped to visit my granny (my mom’s mom) while in town. When we were leaving, Granny looked at Steve and said those words. He has never forgotten them. The other thing he remembers her saying to him was: After we were married he grew a mustache. Her church believes a man should be clean shaven. Her comment was, “You look like you swallowed a horse and left the tail hanging out.” Now, both comments were said in a sweet way and he fondly remembers her for them. I miss my Granny.

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Dumb things

I wake up listening to GPB radio. Georgia Public Broadcasting. This morning it was news. The first two things I heard were:

#1 Some part of our government is discussing the legalities of texting while driving. What a waste of time! Of course, you are not to do that. How can you do that and 'keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road' which is what I learned in driver's ed more than 40 years ago?! Why does our government have to waste time with that issue?

#2 Another announcement is that a certain college does not have to give some assessment test now which tests a student’s knowledge of basic skills (they said reading and writing). I thought college was for 'higher learning' and that a student would, of course, know how to read and write before applying to attend class!

Well, good morning and welcome to our mixed up world!

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