Granny on the Pump
“Pumpin’ a cup of cool water on a hot summer day is just about the finest thing a gal can do. Makes me grateful every time I do it!” Granny did not have much in terms of material things, but she was grateful for the little things that make life rich.
Granny on Swings
“Now, a young’un ought to have a swing. Never was a kid who didn’t love to swing–the higher the better! Being a little afraid sometimes is a good thing. Makes ya’ pay more attention to yer life!
Granny on the Mule
Granny would stack the kids on the bare back of the mule, plop her hat on her head, and walk to town. “Now, you young’uns settle down.Don’t go kickin’ this here mule so he’ll run. I ain’t gonna’ go gallopin’ after you all in this heat!” But, of course, my mom and her siblings did just that–kicked the mule who galloped away, often leaving a child in a heap on the road, while the rest of the kids would scream with fear and delight!
Granny on Swearing
“Now, you young’uns don’t go swearin’ in front of the preacher or yer teacher. A little swearing once in awhile never hurt nobody, but ya’ gotta’ use some sense about it!”