Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sharp Mind

We love our Grandma. She is actually Pooldad's Grandma but I have been raised to the status of "Dear Girl" by her and it is a special honor because it is a title bestowed only on her "real" grandchildren [Pooldad and his brother are called Dear Boys].

She is 98 - and let me tell you Tadpoles you do not mess with her and you do not try to beat her at dominoes or cards. She will give you "what for". You would never know she was 98 years old by how sharp her mind is and how well she gets around. She has slowed a bit, but not enough to impede her life or the enjoyment of it.

Unfortunately she fell on Sunday and hurt her knee. She is going to be fine but she had to be admitted to the hospital.

Upon admission the nurse was orientating her and asked her "Do you know what today is?" and Non* responded "Yes, it is Sunday. Why, don't you?"

Bwahahaha. The hospital has their hands full - she is not demanding or mean - quite the contrary as she always charms the pants off of everyone - but she is not to be considered an enfebled, incapacitated elderly patient.

'Cause she will give you WHAT FOR.

*Non is an Italian version of "Grandma" and it is what we call her.


ellen abbott said...

I want to be her when I get old.

Life in the mom lane said...

I love it! Go Grandma!!!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Like Ellen, I want to be like her and I want to live that long!