Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Flipping Good Luck

Thought for the day:  I never use the cell phone in the car. I like to keep my hands free for making gestures.  Maxine

With age comes wisdom. That's what they tell us, anyway. Sometimes, all it brings is a bunch of aches and pains. And if we're very very lucky, grandchildren.

They're God's rewards for not killing our kids, you know. As Doug Larson wrote, Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap. Hear, hear!

Yep, it's that wonderful time again. Time for me to venture away from the computer for a couple weeks to spend quality time with our grandchildren. So it'll be awhile before I do any new posting or commenting. But I'll be back, so please hold my spot in the blogosphere, okay? In the meantime, I'll be playing with the kids, and (WOW!) helping out when our daughter-in-law brings grandchild number twelve into the world.

Life is good. And, no doubt about it, we've been blessed with flipping good luck when it comes to grandchildren.

Before I go, I thought I'd share a chuckle with you about another grandmother. This is a laugh-o-licious piece that's been around the Internet a time or two, but I'm hoping it'll be new to some of you. It's supposed to be a letter from an 88-year-old grandma to her granddaughter.

Dear Granddaughter,

The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a "Honk if you love Jesus" bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting. So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper. Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed!

I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good He is, and I didn't notice that the light had changed. It's a good thing someone else loves Jesus, because if he hadn't honked, I'd never have noticed.

I found that lots of people love Jesus!

While I was sitting there, the guy behind me started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, "For the love of God, go! Go! Go! GO!" What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus! 

Everyone started honking!

I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love.

There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach. I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my young grandson in the back seat what that meant, and he said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.
Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. My grandson burst out laughing. Why, even he was enjoying this religious experience!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment they got out of their cars and started walking toward me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed.

So, grinning, I waved at all my new brothers and sisters in Christ, and drove on through the intersection. I noticed I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again, and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared.

So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!

Will write again soon.

Love, Grandma

And so I'm off to prepare for some serious kiddie cuddling. (As opposed to kitty cuddling. Alas, our kitties will NOT be amused.)

Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other.


  1. *Honk Honk* That is too funny! Hawaian good luck sign.

  2. Oh, have fun with the grandkids. We'll miss you around here.

  3. You do have too much fun. Great post. Have fun with the grandkiddies and best of luck with #12.

  4. Lady Magnon returns from London today from having dome the same thing. Have fun!

  5. Wow is right! Good luck and much love with the new member of the family. Enjoy every moment!

  6. ROF,L! Love that.

    Enjoy your grandchildren! :)

  7. Enjoy those grandkids - sounds like a great trip. See ya' when you get home.

    Safe travels. Hugs!

  8. Travel safe and give all those grandbabies a big squeeze...just go easy on the new one.

  9. That made me smile. Have a wonderful time and I hope all goes smoothly for number twelve and family :-)

  10. oh, that is HILARIOUS!! Have a great time with your grandchildren!

  11. Oh, this is too funny! Hope you have a fantastic time with your grandkids!

    Whenever you get back, I tagged you over at my blog. I hope you don't hate me for it LOL. ;)

    See you when you get back, happy travels! :)

  12. I had not read that. Or at least, I forget if I did. ;) I think that old lady lives in Tillsonburg. No wait, the one I've noticed can barely see over the wheel!

    Have a lovely time, Susan! Sounds like you've got the whole smurf village coming. Congrats.

  13. Wow, 12 grandchildren, that is quite a family. How lucky you are!

    I have been that lady in that joke too many times.

    Have a wonderful time and we will all look forward to you coming back to Bloggertown.

  14. The Hawaiian good luck sign--we called it "The New Jersey you're number one sign" because in our experience NJ drivers seem to use it all the time.

    Congrats on the new grandbaby!!! Have fun.

  15. Too funny! Enjoy your time with your family and new grand baby!

  16. I don't know you, but I love you already. I saw your site listed on thefeatherednest (Delores), so popped over. She has great taste.
    I love Jesus, too, but I keep my hands on the wheel, and give the 'farmer wave' which is not obscene in any way. Susan Kane

  17. Twelve grandchildren? Wow. Enjoy your time with them. We'll keep your seat warm for you while you're away (God I hope you're not driving). :P

  18. the way I drive..... I could be her!
    oh the joys of the fourth age await

  19. Congratulations on #12! They are all so lucky to have you! Have a wonderful trip and try to get some rest. Just be careful with "sunny beaches!" BTW, I included a long overdue thank you for the 7 x 7 award! Thanks again, and enjoy your bakers dozen! Julie

  20. I needed a good laugh. Hope your sense of humor rubs off on all those grandkiddies, we need a happier perspective in the world.

  21. No, I've never read that before and it had me laughing out loud. Have a wonderful time with the grandchildren. I'm trying not to be envious. Green is such an unflattering colour!

  22. Love the cat! :-)

    God bless and have a wonderful weekend :-)

    *The Old Geezer Blog

  23. Number!!! Congrats and enjoy your time with those kiddos. I will miss you!

  24. Ha! That was hilarious!

    And have fun with your grandkids!!

  25. Those belly jeans are on their way.......

  26. Hi, Y'all!!! We're b-a-a-a-ck! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and good wishes.

    Julie- Nah, I don't hate you for tagging me. I appreciate it, and will follow through on it a week from Monday.

    Susan- Thank you so much. How sweet of you. (And what a lovely name!!!) Hope you come back again.

    Delores- Woo HOO! Thank you, dear lady. Since we were away, I didn't buy any Halloween candy this year, so those beans will taste extra sweet.