GRANDMOTHERS DEFINED
Copyright 1991 Helen Exley, and used with permission

Grandmothers come to call carrying shopping
bags with Very Interesting Bulges.

Grandmothers are about twenty
inside.....sometimes six.
 

Grandmas don't just say "that's nice"  - they reel back and roll their eyes and throw up their hands and smile.  You get your money's worth out of grandmas.

Grandmothers are the people who take delight
in hearing babies breathing into the telephone.



 

Grandmothers are built to cuddle into, like a duvet.


Grandmothers are good at sitting on the floor to play,
but they can be terribly difficult to get upright again.

Grandmothers have bottomless handbags.



 
Grandmas bring flowers when your pet dies.  And sit and cry with you.

    Grandmas give you the cherry off the top.

All grandmothers like letters.  Even if they just
consist of a squiggle and a dirty finger mark.
 

Grandmothers have old feet and young hearts.


Grandmas outlast tyrants.  That's why the world survives.

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The above lines were used, with written permission, from a delightful and heartwarming book written by
Pam Brown (b. 1928), entitled "To A Very Special Grandmother" and copyrighted by Helen Exley, 1991.
No parts of this book may be used in any way without written permission from the publisher. 
If you would like to read more, please click here to visit their website.  Grandma Lyn is
very grateful to Helen Exley for her generous permission to use these excerpts.
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