Going to Granny’s (pt. 4)


Going to Granny’s (pt. 4)


Part one is here

Part two is here

Part three is here


Another few remembrances of when I’d go stay at my Granny’s house in the summer time, when I was a kid.


We called her the ‘parakeet lady’. She was a neighbor a few houses down from my Granny’s house, and she raised parakeets. She had a whole outdoor bird shelter where she kept the birds. There were a lot of them, and all so pretty – blue ones, yellow ones, green ones, white ones.

We’d walk over there so I could see the parakeets. She took good care of them, and maybe she sold them to the pet stores, I don’t know, but I do know that our family did buy several from her over the years. We almost always had a parakeet or two at home. I had mine and my sister had hers, and we’d name them, and take care of them. I still like birds a lot.


Looking out the front room big picture window at my Granny’s house at some of the other houses, we could see some funny trees. I don’t know what kind they were, but they were not tall. I called them ‘poodle trees’, because they either grew that way or were trimmed to look like large green pom-poms. To this day, when I see a tree like that, I’m thinking poodle tree.

Across the street was somebody who was building his own airplane. Just a small one, but it was interesting to see it. It was yellow, and probably a one seater private kind of airplane. It wasn’t real big, but I liked going over to see it. I don’t know if he ever flew it. I mean, maybe he did haul it out of theย  back yard and out to the airport. I hope so.


The neighbor girl and I would have lots of fun, but one thing I remember about her, is when she showed me a couple of tricks she could do. One was walking barefoot over a broken light bulb. She claimed it wouldn’t cut you, and she was right. It didn’t. Another was the straight pin trick. Hard to explain, but you take a straight pin, like you’d use for sewing, put it in the crook of your elbow with the point touching your skin. Then bend your elbow so the pin is snuggled in there. It wouldn’t stick you. I’ve done this many times, and It doesn’t stick you at all. So weird to remember these, and I would not recommend trying them.


That’s all for today. I’m thinking one more for tomorrow and that will be all. ๐Ÿ™‚


Thanks for visiting! Peace โ˜ฎ๏ธ

ยฉ 2019 BS

8 responses »

  1. I used to have parakeets when I was a girl! A yellowish green one and a blue one; I named them Sunshine and Moonshine. ๐Ÿ™‚ My father laughed when I named them – I had NO idea what moonshine was, I just thought it sounded pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Now you have me wanting to try that straight pin trick, lol!

    • I like the names you gave to your parakeets! So cute! I can’t remember but one name for ours, except for the last one, and his name was Igor. He could say his name, and also say ‘pretty bird’, too. He was a a great little bird, and he was a good traveler – we’d take him along when we went on road trips. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Be careful if you do the pin trick. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Poodle trees sound lovely. I remember seeing snowball bushes at my grandpa’s house. Nothing like a kid to name things as they see ’em. Not going to try the straight pin in the elbow trick, but cool that you can do that!

  3. I don’t think I’ll be walking on a broken light bulb to test that out anytime soon. I have a bad habit of getting little broken pieces of glass stuck in my hand from handling so many broken candles at work… and they are not fun!

    • I don’t think I tried the light bulb trick either.
      I never really think about things that get broken in a store, but now you mention it, I’m sure it happens. Sorry you get cut by the glass particles. I know when I break something in the kitchen, it takes forever to try to find all the little pieces.

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