Monday, May 15, 2006

Mummo


My granny was a woman of principle.

She
1) Never drank wine, because she hated the idea of the strange feet smashing the grapes.
2) Never read a book, because her mother said it was pure silliness for a girl.
3) Never bought anything from a shop, which had a very, very far and distant relationship to the Communist Party.
4) Never forgot her home, which was cruelly taken away from her during the war.
5) Never forgot my grandpa who died 35 years before her.

She always remembered to
1) Feed the cats, hedgehogs and her tame crow called Aaro.
2) Make so much food nobody could eat.
3) Watch The Bold and the Beautiful, because Ridge was such a hunk.

She had the most beautiful brown eyes.
She had the most unique talent to tell stories and make everybody laugh.
She was a woman who made the priests blush.
She was the woman who raised me.

7 comments:

mimi buzzard said...

What a beautiful post. Your granny sounds amazing, i like the fact she had a tame crow!

occasional poster of comments said...

[sits quietly for a bit]


I think she did a good job. She sounds wonderful.

taigathefox said...

Thanks :)
She was wonderful and amazing and the most important person for me.

Interpreter Pavlov said...

Extraordinary post. A remarkable lady. Thanks for sharing this with us. Clearly there's a powerful story behind all this. Maybe you'll share that too with us one day?


(Tonip leaps on keyboard, over-excited by mention of unfailing feeding of cats. His message of greeting below may not transmit properly:)

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(slightly edited. I thought Finnish was difficult . . .)

taigathefox said...

Tonip, I'm sure she would send you some heavenly herring now :)

Dave said...

I'm sorry, this post was too lovely. Anything I say will undoubtedly lower the tone. So I won't say anything.

Honest.

taigathefox said...

Thanks Dave. You don't have to say anything :)