Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Grandmother Plate - For all Grandmothers

When we had the Rooster Party last week, my Grandmother Plate was in one of my vignettes and several people asked to see a closer look at it. This was a precious gift to me 15 years ago from my DIL. One of my most precious keepsakes.

In case you can't read it all:

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 and boys . . . grandmothers don't have to do anything except be there.

A grandfather is a man grandmother . .

Sometimes they even give us ice cream before dinner.

They're old so they shouldn't play or run. When they take us for a walk they slow down past things like pretty leaves or caterpillers. They never say "hurry up". Usually they are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.

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 because it is hard to understand. When they read to us they don't skip or mind if its the same story again. Everybody should try to have one, especially if you don't have television, because grandmothers are the only grown-ups who have time.

Isn't this just precious to see what a third grader thought about grandmothers. I absolutely love it.

Thanks for stopping by. I always love your visits.


  1. I love it except I'm not sure about the old and fat part! ~Smile~

  2. That's cute, honey. I had my whole family together in church 2 weeks ago for the first time ever. I just wanted to show the people who have only known us 5 years that we do INDEED have kids, grandkids and now a great granddaughter. I think they think we're OLD! Imagine that. I'm still the youngest senior person in our ward!

  3. Marty, it looks to me like you and your sweet DIL are both very blessed. I love it!
    xoxo Pattie

  4. " That is PRECIOUS Marty"... and it says it all!
    Hugs to you, Donna

  5. Precious and priceless! I can hear the child's voice as I read them.

    I think my favorite is "A grandfather is a man grandmother."
    How cute is that?

  6. Out of the mouths of babes. Truly adorable!

  7. That is so cute and funny. Love the way this third grader thinks about grandparents. We are old and fat!

  8. That is too cute....don't run or play (amen on the running)

  9. How precious. I JUST saw that plate in a catalogue that I just put in the recycle bin. I think I'm going to dig out the catalogue. Your photo is great and is larger than the advertisement.

  10. This is precious!!! Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs, Pat

  11. I love that plate Marty!
    How cute, and a treasure too!

  12. That is too cute! Out of the mouths of babes... I am a new grandmother but I am not old, fat or unable to run! That cracked me up.

    ~ Tracy

  13. What a wonderful plate. I can imagine why it is one of your most treasured items.

  14. This is so cute! I don't feel old...but, I guess I might seem that way to a 3 year old!

  15. Awe, that is sweet! Grandma, sandi

  16. I love that plate and of course I WANT ONE!

    Thanks for sharing, Debbi