Things My Grandmother Taught Me

My grandmother was really a remarkable woman. She loved with her whole heart, at the same time she stressed a code of behavior that I still follow to this day.


My maternal grandparents. I got my Papa Fred’s brown eyes and hair, but I hope I got my Grandma’s Honey’s (Mary) heart!

My Grandmother told me to smile at everyone I see. She said, “You don’t know if yours will be the only smile they see all day”, It feels good to smile, so I have always followed this practice.


Be kind, always. Well sometimes I find this challenging, but I try so hard it makes my teeth hurt sometimes. But, I do attempt to be kind and nice in my day to day life. I have been hurt badly by people who do not share this code of ethics, and I have not had to walk away from many people. You know the old saying, If you can’t be kind, walk away”.

And I saw this on Facebook of all places and I nabbed it. This is right out of the Thing Grandma Taught Me-Handbook!


The fact is, I do this all the time. I never thought much about it, it’s just how I have always been. I tend to think this also came from Grandma Honey. But I cannot be sure.

My Grandmother was good and she was kind. She expected the same from those around her. I hope all these years since she passed into the next world, that she looks down at me and says, “Well done! That’s my girl!”

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