Imagine if your grandmother had a very colorful past…

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  1. May 13, 2014

    I suspect she did. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • May 13, 2014

      Tell us about your grand-mama of the smelling salts sometime? ๐Ÿ™‚

      • May 13, 2014

        Well, I don’t know why she had the smelling salts. Perhaps she just liked the bottle. She didn’t speak much about her early life and she certainly didn’t tell me this…but, recently, in my researches, I came upon a newspaper article from the early 1900s which mentioned that she had fought off a man who tried to assault her on her way home one afternoon. Not only that, he was caught and charged and sentenced. And this man’s name made me think he belonged to one of THE landowning families in the area…so go Grandma! She was feisty. She also taught her bantam hens to do tricks. I wonder what kind of tricks?

      • May 14, 2014

        Out of the fire and into the frying pan?
        Now seriously, Grandma sounds fantastic and the best kind of feisty.

  2. May 13, 2014

    My granny did have a colorful past. Rolled down hose, turned up nose, bathtub gin and bobbed hair. She taught me how to do the Charleston when I was nine years old.

    • May 13, 2014

      Speaking of bathtub gin! I just discovered a house in the neighborhood that belonged to a bootlegger, and there are tubs for it in the basement and a tunnel to the house two doors down! Come visit and we’ll Charleston on over ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

      • Heather in Arles
        May 13, 2014

        I love that story! I wanna see!
        And nope. If either of my Grandmas had colorful pasts, they kept their lips sealed…

      • May 13, 2014

        I will see if I can wander over and snap a picture to send you…

      • May 13, 2014

        I will put on my roller skates and coast down 101 !!

      • May 13, 2014

        in my bathrobe sipping tea… and looking at Beguiling Hollywood!

  3. May 13, 2014

    A beautiful photograph and the eyeliner is straight with just the slightest of an upturn. Lovely!

    • May 14, 2014

      A wise old beauty. That’s a phrase with a nice sound to it ๐Ÿ™‚ .

      • May 14, 2014

        Yes, and you can tell by the slight tilt of her head, her beauty and glamour- such a beautiful photograph.

  4. May 13, 2014

    None of my grandmothers or great grandmothers would talk of the past, so I am quite sure I’m descended from a long line of axe murderers.

    • May 14, 2014

      Hm… I’m thinking for you…bluestocking and scholars, or, wait, yes…raconteurs!

  5. May 14, 2014

    My grandmother certainly had a colorful past – both of them, really. But one of them was an editor of 12 newspapers for over 40 years… and when she’d get drunk, she’d start singing “off we go… into the wild blue yonder”. She was a pip!

    • May 14, 2014

      A pip with pipes! Wow, an newspaper editorโ€”there are some stories there.

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