Gramp-isms

The times I remember best from my childhood are those I spent with my Grampas.

PopPop was always dressed to the nines and spoiled me to death.  He passed away when I was 6.  I still miss him.

My Nana then married a man much older than her.  He  became Grampa Jack…and I consider him to be my best friend from my childhood.

Grampa Franks was a little nutty and a lot of fun.

Anyway, there are a few little words of wisdom they passed on to me that have helped me through some fairly tough times.  I just wanted to share them with you…

  • Nothing bad ever happened that some good didn’t come of it.
  • Any day above ground is a good day.  Any birthday is better than the alternative 😉
  • Take every stumbling block and turn it into a stepping stone!

My favorite came from Grampa Franks.  He ate Corn Flakes every morning, with a side of buttered toast with jelly on it.  He would make the same breakfast for Dotto, his dalmatian, and they would spend time enjoying their breakfast together.  So…

  • Take the time to have breakfast with your dog (or cat, if you prefer).

I guess that was his way of saying “stop and smell the roses”:)

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