Wednesday, November 11, 2009


The rules of dress have gone out the window. When I was a teenager my Grandmother taught me when to wear white shoes and when you put them away for next year. Gloves short, long, where and when were another rule.
Today telling you grandchildren to dress modestly is about as far as it goes. There are every day jeans, and dress up jeans ........ end of rules.
It may be an easier life, I can't decide if it is a better life. Child psychologist tell us that children need guidelines and rules to go by; our society today tells us to let everyone just be who they are.
My question is this. If you have to have jeans to be who you are, are you any different then anyone else? This is a question my Grandmother would have asked me!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Every child has times when someone is picking on them or just plain treating them wrong. When I was a teenager, a girlfriend went out with the boy that I thought at the time belonged to me. I was heartbroken and ran to tell my grandmother who always heard all of my secrets back then. I said, "Oh, Mom," (that's what I called my grandmother) "she was suppose to be my friend! Now, she and the other girls are snubbing me!"
After I had gotten my cry out, she looked at me and said, "I will give you the same advise I got when I was your age, and that is ....Kill them with kindness honey!" I nodded even though I did not for one minute think it would work.
The next day and for two days after that, each time I saw any of those girls including the one that deceived me, I went out of my way to speak, be friendly and try to help them if needed. By the end of the third day they were all my dear friends and the girl dumped the two timing boy saying that she couldn't stand anyone that would treat a sweet girl like me that way.