Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke
Happy New Year

Saturday, November 10, 2007


"I hate school" is not a very good comment for a grandmother to make. Actually, the reason I hate school is because I am a grandmother and school keeps the 8 grandchildren away from me. Our grandchildren love school. If they don't love it for scholastic reasons, they love it for social reasons. They are all so involved with jobs, activities and homework, grandparents are left out to fend for themselves in the cold cruel world. Why, why, why would children choose girlfriends and boyfriends over grandparents?

We are looking forward to a good strong dose of three grandchildren on Sunday. Two of my son's three, Beth and Dillon, are being confirmed. The next Sunday we go back there again for his oldest son's play. Ryan is Linus in Charlie Brown.

Thanksgiving will be so quiet. One set of grandchildren in California. Two sets going out of town to visit THE OTHER grandparents (I'm also not must on sharing). Whine, whine, whine.

Okay, so Ron and I enjoy each other's company and we don't mind a quiet Thanksgiving at all but we're back from our ship reunion and back to the demands of our lives and now I WANT MY GRANDCHILDREN!!!


  1. You sound like wonderful grandparents. Maybe there are other grandparents in your same situation and you guys can get together . . . God bless!

  2. At least you have 8 grandkids, I only have 2.....

  3. I like it when you whine like this.
    Please do it more often.
    Enjoy what little, measley time your grandchildren can carve out for you from their too-busy schedules.
    Welcome home!
    I've got to scroll down and check out stuff about your trip.