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Grandma's Wisdom

I found an old article I wrote for the local paper back in 2002 earlier today. Thought I'd share it again. . .

IMG_5419In October 2001, my grandma, Berna Tarkington, went to be with the Lord. At her passing, a family friend, Stephen Oliver, wrote our family a letter regarding my grandma's wisdom. My grandma used to watch Stephen and his sister when they were children. Stephen wanted to share some things he learned about life from grandma. Upon reading his list, I was reminded about how special and how wise she was.

LESSONS LEARNED

  • Be nice to your brother or sister. They may grow up to be just as big as you are one day.
  • Go to Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Not only will you learn about Jesus, but the Kool-Aid is good, too!
  • Use a black skillet to fry potatoes. It will always taste better.
  • Always remember to tell the bus driver where your stop is. If you don't, who will.
  • Mountain Dew is much colder in a glass bottle kept on the back porch in the Frigidaire.
  • Don't skip a page when reading a book to a child. They usually know the difference and you never know what you'll miss.
  • At the end of a rough day, it's always a good idea to sit on the front porch in a swing and let someone else help you with your problems.
  • Watch out for cracks in wooden bridges. If you have little feet, your shoes might get caught in the cracks.
  • Play with your neighbor, and let her choose what game to play today. You can choose tomorrow.
  • Quiltins and hog killins always mean good food, lots of neighbors, and tall tales.

I miss my grandma, but wisdom and truth never die. Maybe you can learn from her lessons, too.

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