Friday, August 31, 2012

School Days, School Days

“School days, school days, Dear old golden rule days, ‘Reading and ‘riting and ‘rithmetic, Taught to the tune of the hick’ry stick.”  The New Hampshire brood is off to “skool”.  It’s hard for G’ma and G’pa to believe that our oldest grand daughter, Briana, is now a freshman in high school. 

Briana - 2012

And that our number three grand daughter, Lola, is starting kindergarten.

Lola - 2012

While grand son, Rocco, who is “free”, is headed off to pre-school.  He’s big for a “free” year old.


We shouldn’t share this story but, we got a belly laugh out of it.  Art Linkletter made a fortune out of “Kids Say The Darnest Things”.  It’s absolutely amazing what kids will pick up and repeat at an early age.  Here’s Amie’s rendering of the event. 

“The following entry may not be suitable for some Facebook members. Readers discretion advised.  This morning on the way to school Lola, Rocco and I were driving happily along. Lola was singing to pop song on the radio and Rocco was writing in a small notebook. Suddenly we turned a corner and the sun broke through the trees when I hear my 3 year old grumble, "Goddamn it, the sun’s in my eyes."” 

Yep, he’s three and darned good at it too; that’s our grandson.  He makes Dennis the Menace look like an amateur.

Marc / Amie and Matt / Jackie have taken turns giving us our grand children – Briana (M/A), Catia (M/J), Lola (M/A), Kalina (M/J, Rocco (M/A), and Radek (M/J).  Now it’s Mary and Joel’s turn.  Baby Fortner is almost here, within the next week or two.  Boy?  Girl?  We don’t know, they don’t know.  And, they won’t even give us a hint of the names they have picked out.  No matter what, our grand children are the apples of our eyes.

Be sure to hug your grandchildren every chance you get.  May God Bless  - - - - - - - -


  1. I love it! I don't think there's a parent out there who hasn't had that cringe-worthy outburst from one of their kids. Thanks for making me smile this morning.