While visiting Iowa last week, I resided with my Gma in her studio apartment at a retirement home.
I not only found myself without Internet access along with shitty phone service and an overabundance of daytime TV, I also found myself without a vehicle among miles and miles of cornfields.
Although we love one another, being cooped up in 400 square feet with someone for days can lead one to be a tad
irritated edgy claustrophobic.
We decided that venturing a few blocks to the town square shouldn’t be too big of a feat. And while Gma is perfectly capable of walking, traipsing up and down streets isn’t her strong suit at 91, so we borrowed a vehicle from her buddy.
We were a traffic stopping duo, as cars had to wait for minutes while I popped wheelies to get Gma up and over a curb to the restaurant where we intended to be ladies who lunch.
After scooping the loop down Main Street a time or two, Gma announced that she was thirsty and I kicked into a gear so high I think I left a trail of smoke knowing a cold bottle of wine awaited our arrival.
We decided it was best to sit out on the porch and watch everyone else (while we also talked about them) drive by in actual vehicles as we sipped (well, she swigged, I gulped) our evening vino.
Who needs a rental car when you can wheel it around town?
That’s just how we roll.
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You really love your Gma, and wasn’t it great to take together a glass of wine, these will be wonderful remembers to her when you leave and also to you, viva the vibe and communication between young and old beautiful lady 🙂 !
Gma and I have always had a fun relationship – she tells it like it is and takes no prisoners! And sharing wine together isn’t all that bad, either!
No not bad at all :)………………….have a very lovely evening !
I wish I had a grandma like that. One can tell that you are family 🙂
My Gma certainly passed down the fun gene. I always feel fortunate when I get to spend time with her, as she always makes me laugh!
Very cool that you hang with grandma like that!
She’s pretty damn hip for a 91-year-old lady, which makes it all the more fun to hang with her. 🙂
What an endearing post! You ladies look so happy on a bright and sunny day out. A wonderful one that reminds me to appreciate my loved ones more and spend quality time with them 🙂 – Lena
Why thank you Lena! It’s always good to have a reminder here and there of appreciating our loved ones more. Happy to help out – and Gma and I were happy to be together on that bright and sunny day. Cheers!
Glad to see your butt is still looking good in blue jeans!
Oh you know it! I didn’t want to embarrass Gma, so I refrained from putting a wine bottle there.
Haha. Like my new Stevie?