Friday, June 20, 2008

My Turn

Well, I have had my turn at being sick, sick, least I knew what was coming and that it would last about 12 hours and then I would be exhausted for another day...but now I am much better.

I have a very appreciative daughter and son-in-law. I am trying to be the grandmother I had never had not had my children. My own mother was very formal and did not play with the children...I get down on the floor and have fun. It's about not needing to be the center of attention. But I also think it is a generational thing too. My family moved around so I did not see my grandparents very often. My maternal grandmother would come and stay with us for several months at a time (when we were in Japan and Hawaii) and it was fun to be with her. My paternal grandparents were very formal and my grandfather would pay me a nickle if I would be quiet and not say anything...what a message! Oh well, new generations, new times, and a very close relationship with my daughter's family...for better and for worse!

Some more Wisdom Words for your enjoyment. Again, these at 5 x 6" mounted on 8 x 10 mat board and are ready to frame, sell for $20 with $5 postage. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing one.

Wisdom Words # 7

Wisdom Words # 8 SOLD

Wisdom Words #9


Gerrie said...

Sorry you got it, but happy you have overcome the crud. Steve and I have chosen to be hands on,fun to be with grandparents. His parents were very formal, mine were not. But, this is why we are in Portland.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Liz. I'm a frequent reader of your blog, and find it very interesting. Thanks so much for writing it! Wish I could have come to your open studio, but I'm in Atlanta--a little too far to drop in for a visit. I'll be in California for a family wedding in September--will you be open for visitors then?

Mary Derbes (

mzjohansen said...

These are wonderful Liz !