Wednesday, February 22, 2012

NaBloPoMo #22 ~ Living with Family

NaBloPoMo February 2012
Today's prompt:  If you had to live with one member
of your extended family for a year, who would it be?

Yikes!  I can't imagine living with any of my extended family for a month, much less a year.

We did a week long family vacation thing with some of Ubergeek's family, and even with our own private place to stay away from everyone, it was six days too long!

OK, so maybe I'm being  a bit unfair, but it was a really long week!

Back to the post....who to live with, who to live with...

The prompt didn't say it had to be realistic.  Just a member of my extended family.

So, I'm going to go with my great-grandmother, on my mother's side.  Mamaw Whit, as she has always been called.

I never knew her, but everything I've ever heard about her makes me wish I had.  
From the dahlias she grew in her garden to the totally awesome plates on which she served lunch to her friends to the gold locket and bracelet that my mother has of hers that I used to love to wear...she just sounds like such a neat lady.  OK, other than the part where she would thump my mother on her head with a thimble when she misbehaved, but everyone has their faults, right?

oh, you don't remember the plates?  the ones with the cool thumb notch so you could carry your plate around without sticking your thumb into your food and the rim that would hold the matching punch cup in place, too.  well, here's the picture again!

So, there you have it....I would like to live with my great Mamaw Whit for a year.  Soak up her proper lady-ness, mixed with the spunk that I know just has to be there...I mean, I knew her daughter and know her granddaughter and they both had/have spunk, even if it's kept hidden most of the time. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You certainly dodged a bullet (or several) by not naming names of currently living relatives! ::you sneaky:: But I am oh so glad you did because I love the description and reasoning behind who you did choose . . . bravo!


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