Ahhh…Grandmothers just say the most amazing things…don’t they (we?).
Bubby conversations. Or as I like to call them: Bubby Convo’s. Yes, whenever I talk to my friends, and especially my middle-aged (!) friends, many of whom are grandmothers, I learn so much from them. I am always surprised, impressed, excited, and enlightened when I hear a quotable quote from my friends who share my role as doting grandmother, but more so – insight-seeking grandmother.
And often that means that I have – you guessed it – more material for my blog, and other writing!
And so, I have decided to start something new: a collection of quotable quotes from my friends – those who have accumulated a great deal of life wisdom, and have come up with some great one liners.
Here is one:
From a 50-plus friend of mine – “I WANT TO DIE YOUNG AND GROW OLD”
How many of us bemoan the fact that we are growing older?
Well, what’s the alternative? (that was a rhetorical question – please don’t answer it).
Seriously, it’s a reminder to us that that growing old gracefully (whatever that means!) is our goal. With the help of G-d!
From a 95 year old woman, very dear friend of our family, —spoken in convo to my husband and myself in a car ride home from a wedding –
“IT’S FUNNY – I STILL SEE YOU AS CHILDREN, AND FORGET THAT YOUR GENERATION IS ALL GROWN UP…..”
How profound – another reminder to me – that “hey – I’m not the only one getting older! Everyone does too!! Get used to it, and try to relate…” (although it can be hard sometimes, as this wise woman recognized)
One more quote:
From a 50 plus friend of mine – as posted on her social media site online –
“IF ONLY THEY GAVE AN AWARD FOR PROCRASTINATION…..”
Gotta love her honesty.
And this one’s for you – my dear friend, Savta B, I followed your subsequent suggestion – that I blog about that quote! (without procrastinating? Huh?)
Stay tuned for more quotable quotes from the mouths of Bubbies, Savta’s and others……to be continued!