Once there was a Granny who went in search of Seven Deadly Sins jokes. Of course it was not long before Granny discovered that this was really much fun. What happened was that Granny soon discovered that Seven Bears were less trouble to deal with.
The conclusion Granny reached was that
You cannot tell the real story without naming names …
So granny asked the first bear: what is your name good sir?
The bear gave Granny a quizical kind of look and replied:
My name is Greed.
G:And what is your story?
G:what do you mean?
G:Everyone has a story.
Greed then asked Granny which story she wanted to hear. Greed was the sort of bear that often made that sort of offer because he realized that many people would only listen to the sort of story they wanted to hear.
Not a story, An opera, said Granny, I wish you help me with my opera. Tell me how I go about building a great opera … One as great as … Hmmmm … The Divine Comedy
Do you realize, responded the Bear, how very Greedy you sound?
You are asking for too much. Why do you ask for something so impossible?
G:Too big, too expensive, too difficult … You on the otherhand are too insignificant. Imagine trusting an unknown Granny with the resources to create something akin to the Divine Comedy!
Well then … Whwt if I start with something … Let’s say along the lines of Tartuffe? Wet my slippers on that first.
You are persistant!
Well, said the Granny, I’ve a lot of time to make up for and only so many years left … Besides who else is doing anything to provide jobs. Think of all the more jobs we could provide with some project like the Divine Comedy. We might even hire John Lennon … George Harrison … Johnny Cash … Chet Atkins …
But aren’t they all gone … Somewhere … How could you include them?
There is my point … Anything is possible if you dream big. And since they don’t need the money … We’ll donate it to my favourite cause … ME!
The GU Conference of course. Perhaps the name could use some tweaking … From UG to HUG … Honourable Union of Grannies. After all, what is a Granny if not huggable?
We are now thinking about the book. If the Forward is to be written by a Granny … Who should write it?
One of the world’s many … could do it.
Oops … Sorry … Granny volunteers are no longer available.
They are looking for an instruction manual
But … Why are they on their knees?
Oh well … No doubt they have a good reason.
Soon be time to get up off those knees, Grannies.
Let the Great Gathering of Grannies begin.
Where? Canada … Where else? And why? Because Canada is about understanding. Since Grannies have great need to be understood in these trying times, then Canada is the obvious location for the Grannies to gather. Respect too is something Canada can offer.
Pension security? George says he is giving it some sober second thought.
Justice? Grannies hope so … Needing work … A real fixer-upper
Canada will do as Canada does … In culture, education, politics, health, on and on … Invite American Experts … In this case, perhaps a good choice might be the California Grannies
Canada will not fail the Grannies. Besides, Where else can you get a good cup of tea these last many years? “Only in Canada”, as some might say.
So George is reaching out across the globe to gather in the grannies. The Granny sites is where George begins his quest.
Granny-Bot… well not really a granny site except for the quote:”as Albert Einstein says: “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”” … So … What do you not understand about grannies? Maybe try and think of Grannies as belonging to a sub-culture or a threatened species. Offer understanding and respect not platitudes. Some Grannies might be deaf but that doesn’t mean they are dumb.
As a matter of fact or fiction, according to George the Magpie, the discovery of the Granny-Chip is just around the corner.
Canada Grannies – Lost in transit … Now that cannot be true … can it? Where are all the Canadian Senior sites? Grannie sites seem to thrive in some other countries…. Why not in Canada? Suppose it is the brand of tea we drink? That hardly seems likely … does it?
And what about Art Support? Does Canada’s Arts Community support Granny Artists? So … where are the practicing Granny Artists? Are they busy doing other things? Making invisible art? Volunteer work? Cutting red tape?
I found one nice Canadian site… Canada Gold … CARP … Not sure what the letters C.A.R.P. stand for …believe it is an organization for people 50+ in age.
The site talks about issues such as … Pension reform … Retirement security … Job Opportunities … Stable employment … Investor protection … CARP AGM tomorrow October 24th.
Grannies in … Africa A Canadian site in support of African Grandmothers.
And … anyone wishing to help Canadian Grannies produce the film, Raging Grannies a donation would surely be appreciated.
Alabama A granny who plays the piano, loves gardening and blogs so nicely.
Traveling grannies with a gypsy heart and soul. A travel guide for Grannies who dare to trek the globe alone.
South Africa Just imagine a world conference of Grannies at this delightful- sounding retreat.
San Francisco A Granny is never too old to learn something new … and here is a blog that is wonderfully colourful as well as interesting and educational.
There was a
Granny photographer from 1930s Germany who worked into her nineties. The quarter of a million pieces of the collected work of Leni Sonnenfeld and her husband Hebert were donated to Beit Hatfutsot, the world Jewish cultural museum located in Israel.
An Amity Conference sounds like something many a Granny could appreciate if she were invited to attend.
One might almost think of a Granny Convention as a whole new category. It might be nice to invite people who are not quite there yet but will be one of these fine years. Let’s think of them as Grannies in training. The more they learn about what to expect when they age, the better prepared they will be. Considering that you might spend half a century of life being a Granny, is it really ever too soon to start the training, especially if you are thinking about downsizing, and moving into one of those cozy little Granny Homes?
It might be interesting to compare the pensions of Canadian and American Grannies. Not all Canadian Grannies are Snowbirds and not all of them might have as nice a home to live in as does the First Granny
There have been many Heroine Grannies who left their home countries in search of a better life. Imagine a Grannie Convention with these Grannies sharing their stories. There must be more than one poor Russian woman who became a successful American business tycoon like the woman who might have said something like, “I dreamed that I went to a Granny Convention in my Maidenform bra”.
Library Granny There must have been Grannies Galore at the ISASA Conference held in South Africa during April 2013. Wonder whether you would say a flock or a gaggle … Guess we’d need to ask a librarian.
Peace Granny Grannies across America are knitting stump socks for amputees. Get your sock pattern here.
Voice Granny June Foray has had a long and unique career projecting the voice of some of our long-tme favourite cartoon characters. Her book is now available on Amazon.
Could there be a just causelooking for a Granny filled with Hot P and Vinegar?
What on earth! … Who let her in here?