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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Great-Grandma Louise

In this 5 generation picture, the old lady on the far left is my Great-Grandma Lousie, which is my children's Great-great Grandma Louise. This week's Fro' you to me I'm going to share a little story on my Great-Grandma Louise. The old lady is a wretched old woman. Notice I said IS? She's still alive.

My memories of her bring nightmares to children. She LOVED to scare the crap out of us grandkids. Here's a couple little tricks she pulled on us:

When we'd stay the night at her house, she'd put a rubber band around her wrist and tell us that if we didn't go to sleep that her hand would fall off and come get us.

We went camping once and she made Indian Stew ~ the kind where you actually bury the bag to cook it. After it was done she told us that the Indians would be back for their stew so if we don't eat it quickly they'd kill us.

She'd tell us scary stories and tell them to be true so we'd be utterly frightened to death while laying in our sleeping bags, in the wilderness, camping. I still don't understand how my mom allowed her to be around us.

There's another little slice of dysfunction in my family ~ My Great-grandma Louise.

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Blogger Gotta GROW with it said...

your grandma sounds cool! in a weird sorta way. at least she'll be remembered someday for being so peculiar. i laughed a good one at the rubber band story! great post.

June 5, 2008 at 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Sammy said...

baahahaha that's hilarious!

June 5, 2008 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

She sounds really creepy! Wow! That would have terrified me as a kid. It's a bit intriguing now, as an adult.

She would make a great character in The Adams Family or A Series of Unfortunate Events!

Is she still creepy now?

June 5, 2008 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger P.S. He loves you... said...

No milk and cookies, hunh?

June 5, 2008 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Valarie said...

Oh I can so see where your mother gets it from!! I love the hand thing that is so funny! :o)

June 5, 2008 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Ok, Where Was I? said...

OMG, that's horrible and funny. It's even better b/c of the photo. I start off thinking, Crap! 5 generations in one photo--that's impressive. Not at all what I expected to follow--it was much better.

June 5, 2008 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger World's Greatest Mommy said...

5 generation photos are cool, but Grandma makes my grandma sound warm and cuddly. Has she mellowed?

June 5, 2008 at 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Muthering Heights said...

Um yeah, that hand story would scare me now!

June 5, 2008 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Kimberlee said...

She reminds me a little of my husband grandma.

June 6, 2008 at 8:05 AM  
Anonymous franticallysimple said...

Hahaha! A woman after my own heart. I can see myself being like that when I'm old.
I'll have to remember the rubberband thing...

June 6, 2008 at 1:42 PM  

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