Happy (would have been) birthday #103 to my wise old grandmother

My wise old grandmother

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Many decades ago, specifically December 1965 to May 1973, I would often argue with my wise old grandmother about why I had to do specific chores around the house, like

  • washing the dishes,
  • drying the dishes,
  • washing AND drying the dishes,
  • hanging out the clothes (smile if you remember clothes lines in the back yard),
  • taking out the trash,
  • pulling the weeds,
  • mowing the lawn—twice a week during the summer, which is why I’ve never had grass on my properties; QUIT FERTILIZING THE DARN STUFF!
  • edging the sidewalk,
  • pruning the oleanders…..
  • oh, the list is endless.

Always—always I say—after about ten minutes of arguing, she would simply say,

JUST DO IT!

If you think you’ve heard “Just do it!” before, Nike the shoe company claims it as a trademarked slogan. I say they stole it from my wise old grandmother. Greedy, big corporations……………..

Happy (would have been) birthday #103 to my wise old grandmother!

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13 thoughts on “Happy (would have been) birthday #103 to my wise old grandmother

    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      Oh, Yeah. MWOG used to adopt all the neighborhood strays, being particularly fond of any three-legged cats or dogs. She’s the one who taught me an appreciation for all wildlife, even ants, snakes, and spiders. “They all have a right to live, and since they ARE part of the food chain, we need them to live so we can have our beautiful screech owls in our trees.”

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  1. angelswhisper2011

    Happy Birthday to your grandmother, Russel. I also celebrate my grandma’s birthday every year, as if she was still around. I guess Zoey TCC is singing Happy Birthday in full voice ;) Pawkisses for a Happy Week :)

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  2. Pete Denton

    I remember the good old clothes line in the back garden. If only we had enough sun and a strong enough breeze to dry the clothes :)

    Nice post for your Grandmother’s (would have been) birthday. :)

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