One lady told me about when she embarrassed her daughter while visiting her in another state. She argued with the cashier about her credit card when she realized she was trying to pay with something like a health card.
I know we all do some crazy things, but to tell you the truth, I have done some things this past year I have kept to myself, like trying to use my cell phone as the television remote control. It finally dawned on me after about three tries that I was using my phone to turn on the TV.
I had my granddaughter, Olivia, spend the night this past weekend. She reminded me of growing older as she said, “Grandmother, you are really getting old.” With Olivia, I never know if I am going to be called “Nana,” “Grammy,” “Grandma” or “Grandmother.” It is whatever she decides on for the moment.
Olivia is a bundle of energy, and I am constantly amazed at what comes out of her mouth. This past weekend, she said February was Black History Month. I agreed, and then she began singing, “It’s too darn hot, too darn hot.” Then, in a very mature voice, she said, “Hello, I am Ella Fitzgerald, and in 1958, I was the first African American female to win the Grammy.”
Her day care had been learning about black history. For a 4-year-old, I was impressed with how well she remembered that. Now, if only she could just remember one name to call me.
By the time this goes to print, I will have had another treatment and will be recuperating from it. I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day.
And on another note, I was impressed with Lauren Mink’s statement about Winchester when she was sent home after making it to Hollywood. She said something to the effect that at least she was blessed to go home to a town that loved her. I thought she was right about that. She represented Winchester well, and love does abound here.