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How I “did” my Grandma

September 30th, 2008 · 88 comments

“My dear, sweet grandmother lived a long, full life and passed away recently at the age of 88,” writes Mark in Denton, Texas, but he still has the valentine his “Memaw” sent him back in 2005, during his freshman year of college.

Before the cockles of your heart get too warmed, however, take note: says Mark, “What appears at first glance to be an innocent, heartfelt valentine turned out to contain a message that pretty much sums up how she felt about me going to college a whole hour-and-a-half away, rather than the crappy local college…because apparently, that was my way of saying that my home and family just weren’t important to me.”

You will remember how you are doing me when I am gone.

On behalf of Jewish grandmas everywhere…Happy Rosh Hashanah, everyone!

related: Why is it on this night we’re like, allowed to eat carbs?

FILED UNDER: college life · family · Grandma · guilt trip · Say wha? · signed with love · Texas

88 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Doug

    Well do you remember how you are doing her, was she right?

    And could somebody explain to me what a memaw is? (Please say more then grandma…)

    Sep 30, 2008 at 7:52 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   BurstingAtTheSeams

      Memaw seems to be a southern thing. It was a shock the first time I heard a 30 year-old down-south man go all sweet when mentioning Memaw, followed by Mamma.

      Hope he didn’t do Memaw
      Like a seesaw.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 12:02 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #1.2   Doug

      So is it mepaw for grandfather?

      Oct 1, 2008 at 1:30 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #1.3   DirtyOldLady bang

      It’s Peepaw! :D

      No, really, my best friend has a Memaw, and her grandfather was Poppa. Not to be confused with her Mama and Daddy. :)

      Oct 1, 2008 at 6:44 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #1.4   Alabaster Mom

      My mom is called Meemaw by her grandkids. I think it is a mostly Southern thing. My dad drew the line at Peepaw, though.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 9:00 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #1.5   D

      Memaw is indeed a southern thing. A lot of southern folks have odd names for their grandparents, and they usually come in pairs.

      Often, when a person has surviving maternal and paternal grandparents, one set is “Memaw and Pepaw” and the other is “Mawmaw and Pawpaw.”

      If you want more than that, I can’t really help ya. It’s a pretty silly system.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 9:42 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #1.6   D

      Actually, I just remembered that I do have more on this. Because not only am I from the south, I’m from Louisiana, where everything is a little bit stranger.

      There are weird names for all sorts of family members here because a lot of people here are Catholic and of French descent. A godfather is a “parrain.” A godmother, in French, should be a “marrain” but is often called a “nenaine” here, which of late has been Anglicized to “nanny.”

      Suddenly “memaw” doesn’t seem so weird.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 10:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #1.7   secondsout bang

      See what inbreeding does for you?

      Oct 1, 2008 at 10:50 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #1.8   Bunnee

      Don’t forget, sometimes, it’s not “pawpaw”; it’s pronounced ” pap-aw” and “mam-aw”. I live in the South, and my son calls my Mom “Nanna” and he called my Dad “pap-aw”. I drew the line at Pee-paw, too. I always envision a dog with pee on his paw when someone says that.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 12:49 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #1.9   D

      My grandfather is a “grandpa.” He flatly refused to ever be called “paw-paw”… and then my young cousin decided, out of the blue, to call him that. Thankfully he has stopped.

      And secondsout, I’m glad you can still type with your father’s cock in your mouth.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 1:02 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #1.10   amy d bang

      D, whereabouts in Louisiana are you? I’m in Baton Rouge and there are sevreal other La posters around, as well.

      Also, Secondsout doesn’t mean any harm. He’s just making a joke.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 1:08 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #1.11   D

      Of course. Nobody here means any harm, myself included.

      I’m in Baton Rouge as well. Originally from the greater Marksville metropolitan area, but moved south 3 years ago for law school and plan to stay here.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 1:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #1.12   hamburke

      My dad is from SC. His grandparents were Meemaw and PopPop. His parents, to me, were Granny and Pop, Mama and Daddy to him (yes, my dad called his parents Mama and Daddy until their deaths when he was 45 and 52 respectively) so I’m pretty sure that it’s a southern thing as my cousins each have a Meemaw and PeePaw or Pops from the other side.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 1:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #1.13   amy d bang

      Wow, another Rougian, cool. Do you have a blog log account? Click the amy d icon over there if you wanna correspond.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 1:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #1.14   kittybrunette

      My sisters and I have come up with an evil plan to get back at my parents for all the “when you have houses of your own, we’re coming over and piling our dirty dishes in YOUR sink” comments.
      We’re telling our kids that the proper thing to call their grandparents is “moomoo” and “poopoo”. Oh, yes, sweet revenge!

      Oct 1, 2008 at 3:10 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #1.15   sos

      i’m in denton, tx (and i must say that there are NO schools within an hour and a half of here worth going to, so props to mark) and i had a “grandpa and grandma” but also had a “mamaw and grandaddy”. never in my life heard of a “peepaw”. ..

      Oct 1, 2008 at 3:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #1.16   Bellabeastie

      Well up North I had a Ganya and Gramps.
      (My little bro couldn’t say “Grandma”, so she became Ganya and was that until the day she died. ) And my kids call my mom “Gramzie”. She thinks it’s cool….

      Oct 1, 2008 at 7:03 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #1.17   TastyPrawn

      I’m in Texas and “Mawmaw” and “Pawpaw” is what I’d call my mother’s parents (also in Texas). “Gramma” and “Granpa” are my father’s parents (not in Texas).

      Oct 4, 2008 at 10:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #1.18   Ashley

      Expanding on the multiple grandparents theory… I am lucky enough to have had both maternal and paternal grandparents as well as both of my parents mother’s mother (and one’s father) alive in my lifetime.

      We had to get creative with names… I have a Granny, Grandma, Nanny & Mamaw. As for grandfathers… much less creative… All three were called Papaw…

      Jan 12, 2009 at 9:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #1.19   Jennie

      I’m also from Louisiana, and my dad’s parents are known as Nana and PawPaw, my mom’s mom is Grammy, and my mom’s dad and his wife are Mimi and Poppi. All of my mom’s side of the family are from up north, though, and they use weird names for grandparents, too.

      Jan 12, 2009 at 10:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #1.20   Koselara

      I’m from California… The one consistent thing around here is that kids all switch to “Dad” and “Mom” around the fourth grade, as daddy/mommy are seen as infantile. (I was shocked the first time an online friend called her mother “mommy” and assumed it was from an unpleasant maturity disorder!)

      I called my great&grand-fathers Papa [firstname]. I knew my paternal grandmother as “Bum-bum” for the sound she made while bouncing me on her kne :) My maternal great-grandmother was Nonna (“naw-nuh”) as she was first generation Italian-American & spoke English as a second language.

      I don’t think what I used was representative of my region at all, though, as my cousins went with grandpa/grandma and I was a fairly classic autistic kid. :o)

      Jan 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #2   zombieBlanco bang

    grandma guilt + “special” grandson = eww!

    Sep 30, 2008 at 8:05 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

  • #3   claw71 bang

    Judging by the handwriting it looks like Mark was actually doing her from behind.

    Way to go there, tiger, you really gave old memaw the business.

    Sep 30, 2008 at 8:05 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Woman on the Verge bang

      yeah, claw, the family business…

      Sep 30, 2008 at 8:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #3.2   Holiday Djinn

      claw comes from the “incest is best” side of the family dynamic theory.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 6:50 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #4   JesFoolin

    She’s asleep, so I put my shmeckle in her memaw a bissel and she starts writhing in simchas. Vooden, yutzi ?

    Sep 30, 2008 at 8:20 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

  • #5   Avi

    Hey, I call my grandmother Meemaw too.

    Sep 30, 2008 at 8:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #6   claw71 bang

    For some reason I thought of the Beastie Boys on this one…. (Paul Revere)….

    So I went to college down near the border
    memaw’s pissed about how I did her hind quarters
    I did her like this, I did her like that
    I did her with a whiffle ball bat
    so, I’m in school, grandpa’s acting a fool
    and she sent me this card that looks kind of cool
    Texas Mark, that is my name
    I’ll submit it to Kerry for a little PAN fame…

    Sep 30, 2008 at 8:25 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

  • #7   Canthz_B bang

    If her stiff corpse is supposed to be a reminder, he’s not doing it right.

    Sep 30, 2008 at 9:31 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    “Gone”, Memaw? But, you always shout that you’re arriving!

    Sep 30, 2008 at 9:35 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #9   snee bang

    tom petty came to my mind…

    Listen boytchik, can you see?
    Bubele, you would bury me,
    If you moved so far away,
    I should sit and cry all day.
    Be a mensch now, don’t you move,
    Mr. Big Shot, what’ll you prove?
    This mishegas makes me sigh,
    Can you really say bye-bye?

    Oy, don’t do me like that,
    Don’t do me like that!
    What if I love you bubele?
    Don’t do me like that
    Don’t do me like that,
    Don’t, don’t, don’t,
    Don’t do me like that!
    Someday I might need you bubele!
    Don’t do me like that…

    Sep 30, 2008 at 9:44 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   bellabeastie

      Oy!! snee — it’s a sacred holiday!

      Will your name be written in the Book of Life?

      Great. I’ll look you up. :-)

      Oct 1, 2008 at 12:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #10   Wade bang

    Wasn’t this an episode of Futurama?

    Sep 30, 2008 at 9:45 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Phalange

      I guess this means Mark doesn’t have a delta brain wave then…

      Oct 1, 2008 at 8:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #11   0falcon8 bang

    with the visual associated with memaw sex, i feel compelled to go scrub my brain with bleach

    Sep 30, 2008 at 9:48 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Canthz_B bang

      The way Milton the Monster was brain-washed?

      Sep 30, 2008 at 9:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #11.2   Wade bang

      LOL, CB.

      That’s using the old wayback machine! :lol:

      Ah, Milton the Monster.

      Sep 30, 2008 at 10:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #12   0falcon8 bang

    sounds like Memaw thought that Mark was a real GSILF

    Sep 30, 2008 at 10:40 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

  • #13   Quite Contrary

    Didn’t anyone teach Memaw about tenses and slang?

    I’m trying really hard to not think that someone is doing Memaw after she is gone.

    Sep 30, 2008 at 11:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   bellabeastie

      “tenses and slang”

      She’s 88 for fuck’s sake.
      They did it different waaaaay back then.

      Enough with The Grammar Police already.

      As for Mark, well only He knows the truth..ewww

      Oct 1, 2008 at 12:16 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #13.2   D

      Nothing wrong with the tenses… “are doing,” meaning how he is presently treating her. Like saying “you will remember this” instead of “that,” which would be less specific and more confusing.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 2:29 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #13.3   b!tchzilla

      Good point D. Remember Tom Petty’s song “Don’t Do Me Like That?”

      And my grandmother used to use “do” in a similar way.

      Of course, she also called paper towels “towel paper” and had assorted other odd idiosyncracies in her speech.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 5:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #13.4   Bellabeastie


      Please refer to comment #9… Helloooo?

      Oct 1, 2008 at 7:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #13.5   aims

      “Grammar Police”?–Are those the police who arrest Grammars who “do” their grandsons and then make them feel guilty about it? Maybe that’s what she meant by “when I’m gone”– as in to the Pokey!
      Hope you all appreciate all the “quotation” marks!

      Oct 6, 2008 at 3:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #14   Sea Hag

    That looks EXACTLY like my great-grandmother’s handwriting. However, she’s still alive to try to guilt me with every birthday card.

    Oct 1, 2008 at 12:08 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   snee bang

      totally looks like my british sneegranny’s writing, too. i don’t get many cards anymore, though. she’s too busy, she says, what with all her friends dropping like crumbs from a scone.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 1:04 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #14.2   Goldie

      Like crumbs from a scone! This is beautiful. I love your British sneegranny, sight unseen. Not in that way, though.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 9:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #15   Doug

    Well I don’t know if this is crossing the line or not but… Memaw was fucking delicious.

    Oct 1, 2008 at 1:39 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   PercussionQueen7

      Doug, I believe we have this horribly used unitard for you….

      Oct 1, 2008 at 1:52 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #16   secondsout bang

    Clearly, Mark’s mistake was not going to college farther away, and “forgetting” to give “Memaw” his new address.

    Oct 1, 2008 at 3:09 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   D

      His mother would give it to her anyway, because she would be pissed too. Because he never comes home to visit, and he’s probably on drugs and having interracial gay sex in public and voting Democrat, God where did we go wrong?!?

      Oct 1, 2008 at 2:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.2   Ti

      He probably is also using charcoal and not propane or propane accessories. pagan!

      Oct 2, 2008 at 2:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #17   secondsout bang

    The crappy local college must be the University of North Texas. The college that would be 1.5 hours away would seem to be Baylor. I’d threaten to disown a family member for going to Baylor, too. Those people are nutty.

    Oct 1, 2008 at 3:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Wade bang

      LOL secondsout.

      You would be hard pressed to get from Denton to Waco in 1.5 hours.

      I’d put my money on either Texas A&M-Commerce or Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.

      In either case, Team Memaw.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 7:03 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #17.2   secondsout bang

      I looked this up on Google maps. Waco is about two hours drive for normal people. Texans drive fast, though.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 10:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #17.3   Mark bang

      UNT has a student radio station that used to have some distinctive call letters (hint — it’s west of the Mississippi).

      True story.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 10:49 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #17.4   Mark bang

      Also, I am NOT the “Mark” of the note.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 10:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #17.5   claw71 bang

      But he’s not above hopping on top of his own mee-maw for a little May-December (of last year) action.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 11:06 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #17.6   Mark bang

      Both my mee-maws are pretty well decayed by now.

      Although that doesn’t necessarily stop me…

      Oct 1, 2008 at 11:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #17.7   Bunnee

      I live in the DFW area and UNT is about an hour away (with traffic) from where I live near Fort Worth. The DFW metroplex is pretty big and he could be in virtually any city, and still be an hour and a half away from UNT with traffic. It could be any number of colleges in the area. TCU, UT-Arlington, SMU. I’m putting my money on UTA.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 12:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #18   myke

    I used to get notes like this from my grandmother ALL the time. Really rips the ol’ heart out, huh?

    Oct 1, 2008 at 7:56 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #19   claw71 bang

    This note reminds me of my grandmother. In fact the last words I heard her say were “How could you do this to me?”

    I wanted to answer her, but the officers whisked her away shortly after the jury found her guilty. The court order prevented her from sending or receiving any correspondence from me. She was only sentenced to six years for sexually assaulting me but six years is hard on an old lady and she didn’t make it. She died before I could ever answer that question.

    The old bitch had it coming. All I wanted was a bowl of Frosted fucking Flakes, but she said I’d be all “hopped up” on sugar. So she fixed me a batch of Maypo instead. I hated Maypo. I hated her.

    So I waited. Everyday she watched The Price is Right before settling in for her midday nap. Just like clockwork, right after Bob Barker implored everybody to spay and neuter their pets, she put on her night gown, dropped her teeth in a glass and went to bed. “You behave and let Gramamaw get her beauty sleep,” she said as she closed the door to her room.

    After a few minutes I could hear her snoring away. That’s when I crept into her bathroom and grabbed her teeth, I pulled down my pants and pinched the tender white flesh of my inner thighs between the uppers and the lowers. It hurt but I pressed until I drew blood. Then I did the same thing on my buttocks, belly and eventually my scrotum and penis. Within 20 minutes I looked as if I had been ravaged by a pack of septuagenarian cannibals. That’s when I turned on the waterworks and wandered outside, naked.

    I staggered up her street crying and blubbering “Gramamaw ate my pee pee” all the while. Eventually a neighbor rushed to my aid and covered me with an afghan.

    The police were called and my grandmother was yanked from her midday slumber and hauled downtown. She spent the night in a holding cell wearing a dirty purple mumu and no teeth as her dentures were being compared to the bite marks all over my body. The police were hard on her and eventually she made confusing statements that the prosecution was able to damn her with. My parents were livid, my grandfather was despondent, my brothers and sisters made fun of me but that bitch got what was coming to her.

    When I want Frosted Flakes I get Frosted Flakes. You can bet my other grandparents received that message loud and clear. I never saw another sweater for Christmas and every birthday was like a bah mitzvah.

    Oct 1, 2008 at 8:51 am   rating: 33  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Goldie

      I know a bar mitzvah for the boys and a bat mitzvah for the girls. WTF is a bah mitzhvah? For those in transition after a sex change op?

      Oct 1, 2008 at 9:26 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #19.2   Melissa

      It’s a bar mitzvah in New England.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 12:09 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #19.3   claw71 bang

      Well you know, if those fucking Heebs would spit the matzo out of their mouths and enunciate once in a while maybe I wouldn’t have been confused.

      Crap…look what you made me do. I got all anti-semetic on Rosanne Rodannadanna, or Shananana or what ever the fuck this Kike holiday is. You guys suck. Way to ruin it for everybody.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 12:50 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #19.4   D

      That was mostly a weird story. Mostly.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 2:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #19.5   aims

      You see? There really are Grammar Police–they took this Grammar away!
      And a bah mitzvah is when a young jewish boy of about 13 gets his very own sheep.

      Oct 6, 2008 at 3:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #20   Andy

    Memaw, how could I forget how I’m doing you?

    With all that shaking it was like one continuous, massive orgasm!

    I’ll never have another yee-haw like I did with you, Memaw.

    Oct 1, 2008 at 12:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #21   piedlourde

    Obviosuly, the correct term for one’s beloved grandfather is “pop-pop”.

    Oct 1, 2008 at 3:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #22   Mark

    to clarify: the crappy local college is Texas A&M Commerce (props to the person who guessed that), and the college I attended is the University of North Texas.

    Oct 1, 2008 at 5:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Mark bang

      Wade FTW! Also, KUNT. :lol:

      Oct 1, 2008 at 5:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #23   Quite Contrary

    I’m going to have to give my nephews a heads up. I am sure my mother will soon start sending them notes like this.

    Oct 1, 2008 at 5:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #24   Kelly

    Since when is UNT a crappy college, WTF?

    Oct 1, 2008 at 7:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Wade bang

      Well, Kelly, I think the confusion came when Mark was identified as being in Denton. We all assumed that was where he lived with his beloved Memaw, rather than where he fled to, escaping the horror that is Commerce, Texas.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 8:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #25   Flying High

    I’ll stay in my little corner here in Roanoke, TX.

    Oct 1, 2008 at 11:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   Bunnee

      And I’ll stay here in Arlington, TX. Our local college isn’t that crappy (just a little bit).

      Oct 2, 2008 at 1:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #25.2   Wade bang

      Do they still play basketball in the fine arts building?

      Oct 2, 2008 at 1:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #26   KatyDid what???

    This is AWESOME. My grandmother was EXACTLY the same way. Thank you for sharing this site. I love it and can so relate. My grandmother nicknamed me Piss Ant; yet another saying from the past.

    We called my Grandmother GMah or Matriarch Myrtle….


    Oct 2, 2008 at 6:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #27   Kelly

    Oh, and my husband (a UNT alumnus) called his grandparents Mamaw and Papaw, which is so so so endearingly Southern to me. That seems to be the favored term for grandies in his place of origin – way east rural Texas, where you can spit on Arkansas if you’d like (and really, who wouldn’t?).

    Oct 2, 2008 at 4:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #28   tropicalmist

    & I’ll stay here in my crappy corner of Temple, TX…

    P.S. I have a nana, pappy, pawpaw and mom-o.

    Oct 2, 2008 at 11:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #29   Sammi

    *laughs* Jeez, looks like my Grannie’s handwriting. I am starting to think that maybe all great-grandma’s just have the same writing.

    P.S. I have a Mammaw, a Pappaw, a Poppa, and a Dangie. Yes. You heard the last one right. Dangie.

    Oct 3, 2008 at 8:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #30   Megs

    If the card didn’t say grandson, I’d KNOW it was from my grandmother.

    Oct 4, 2008 at 1:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #31   where’s the beef?

    [...] related: how i “did” my grandma [...]

    Jan 12, 2009 at 6:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #32   jason

    Props to Mark for being man enough to get a real education instead of bending to a selfish jerk. Now he will be gainfully employed long after she’s gone!

    May 10, 2009 at 5:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #33   my condolences on your birthday

    [...] related: dear grandma — thanks, i guess; how i “did” my grandma [...]

    Sep 24, 2009 at 9:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #34   Renagade676

    This is like my mother-in-law’s cards to my husband.

    Oct 5, 2009 at 9:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #35   Granny doesn’t mess around

    [...] some old folks (and grandmothers in particular) are seasoned masters of the heart-tugging passive-aggressive guilt trip, [...]

    Nov 18, 2009 at 10:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #36   svan

    Another Louisianian here…
    I had a Memaw but I don’t know what her husband was called because he died when I was very young. Also Mimi & Pawpaw, Grandma & Grandpa, Ma & Papa, and Nanna.

    Nov 29, 2009 at 10:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up


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