Going to Granny’s (pt. 5)


Going to Granny’s (pt. 5)



Part one is here

Part two is here

Part three is here

Part four 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.



My granny had a big collection of all kinds of small & souvenir pitchers. I guess she just liked them, and we always knew what to get her for birthdays and Christmas…another pitcher. I don’t know what happened to them all, except for a couple that I have. Every time I see them I think of her.


I liked washing dishes at my Granny’s house. Well, I just always have liked to wash dishes where ever I am. Mostly because they have different dishes than we did at home, so it was fun.


In the living room my grandparents had an old timey cabinet stereo. It had a radio, and a turntable that played 78 rpm records.


Both my Granny & Grand-dad had birthdays in July, so we’d celebrate both by going over there bringing a pound cake & vanilla ice cream.

I know my Granny always had coffee, too, and she’d pour a little bit into a saucer and blow on it to cool, then drink from the saucer. There is an old saying – ‘saucered and blowed’. That’s what she did.


We always went to Granny’s house for Christmas Eve with my dad’s side of the family. Usually relatives from Oklahoma and New Mexico came in, too. There was good food, presents, and fun. The grown-ups would get out the dominoes for games of 42, while my cousins and I would play card games at the kitchen table.


And … I keep remembering more things, so one more tomorrow! 🙂


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

8 responses »

  1. Love your reminiscing! What an incredible detail for so long ago. Did your family refer to photos as you were growing up? I can just see your intent expression, soaking it all up!

  2. We had a cabinet stereo too, when I was little! I loved to polish it with Pledge because the top was shiny, lol.

    Did you ever read the Little House books? In one, she spoke of a boy’s father who drank his tea out of the saucer, so your grandma was just keeping with a long-standing tradition. 🙂

    • That’s a nice memory of you polishing the stereo cabinet! This one was an antique looking upright one. For my high school graduation I did get a more modern cabinet style stereo. Besides radio and turntable, it had an 8 track player! This was in 1969. 🙂
      Thanks, Vanessa!

      • It was, and I had it for a long time. Then after a couple of house moves, we gave it to my sister in law (mainly because we didn’t have room for everything on the UHaul we’d gotten)
        How cool that your dad could add an 8 track to yours. 🙂

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