Jun 04, 2013 - 10:57 pm
Hello My Friends,
First, I wanted to let you all know that the results of JBG's scan were good. I spoke with her today & she said it shows shrinkage in the lung mets. She's having a great deal of trouble with her feet(redness & swelling) relative to "Hand & Foot Syndrome" caused by the Xeloda so her dosage has been reduced a bit. Other than that , she is doing well.
I am still very busy going through every nook & cranny, cleaning out my house in case downsizing becomes necessary. Keeping busy leaves less time to think, although some evenings I still halfway expect to see Ron on the couch watching Westerns. I am running across so many things thinking "Where the heck did that come from?". Which leads to the subject of my post title. It is completely OT, but since many of us are in this age bracket, I thought I would post it to add a smile to your day. The paper is yellowed & the typing is faint, but the meaning is clear.
What A Grandmother Is!!(written by a third grader)
A grandmother is a lady who has no children of her own. She likes other people's little girls. A grandfather is a man grandmother. He goes for walks with the boys and they talk about fishing and tractors and things like that.
Grandmas don't have to do anything except be there. They're old so they shouldn't play hard or run. It is enough if they drive us to the market where the "pretend horse" is and have lots of dimes ready. Or if they take us for walks, they should slow down past things like pretty leaves or caterpillars. They should never say "hurry up". Usually they are fat, but not too fat to tie your shoes. They wear glasses and funny underwear. They can take their teeth and gums off. It is better if they don't typewrite or play cards except with us. They don't have to be smart, only answer questions like "Why dogs hate cats and how come God isn't married?. They don't talk baby talk like visitors do, because it is hard to understand. When they read to us, they don't skip or mind if it is the same story, again.
Everybody should try to have one, especially if you don't have television because Grandmas are the only grownups who have got time.
Wishing better days ahead for us all.