Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The sort of granny I aspire to be

She took to eating lunch and tea
While sitting in her favourite tree.
She tried to fly one late June day
(No, not in the conventional way,
But from the window, with an umbrella)
Even though we tried to tell her:
"Do not do it, granny dear."
She simply said she could not hear.
I asked her why she'd done all this;
She said that I should know,
That grandmas aren't all they seem,
That though they're old and slow,
Exciting thoughts are going on -
It's just that they don't show.

Excerpts from My Granny was a frightful bore (but she isn't any more)
by Nanette Newman and Beryl Cook


Anonymous said...

"When I am old I shall wear purple"

and other granny poems ;-)

Liz said...

I'm already wearing purple!

Leslie: said...

They wear purple and red over here!

nick said...

The more eccentric grannies (and grandpas) the better, they liven things up enormously. I certainly intend to grow old disgracefully, once I've shed the responsibilities of working.

katney said...


Yes Stu, we all wear purple. I am wearing purple now and have several red hats.

Rose said...

I'm adding more purple and red to my wardrobe, too!

Funny, but I remember my grandmother--a wonderful, sweet woman--as being so matronly when I was a little girl, and yet she was only in her 50's then. I keep thinking I don't look anything like that:) There's still a teenager lurking inside me--if only I had a teenager's energy:)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I'd have been astonished if my granny had tapdanced in red shoes .... but then , so would my grandsons .

Liz said...

I'm not so much of a red person, leslie. Not yet anyway!

It's the only way to go, nick.

I was trying to find a red dress recently but ended up in dark brown, katney!

I'm convinced people are younger now than they used to be, rose. Like you I remember 50-somethings as being very old. I think everyone dressed the same then and that wouldn't have helped.

I hope that isn't going to stop you, sonata!