- Do something awesome
If Granny is going to do something awesome … Maybe she needs to start working on her … Hmmm well this habit she has of stopping mid-sentence … Well pausing, if you must insist, George.
What do you mean … Pause for the cause!
That is ridiculous! George and you know it.
OH! You mean Granny is thinking about tea?
And pausing for a cuppa tea is a metaphor?
Hmmmmm …OK let’s begin again …
1. Have a cuppa tea
2. …Think Wow … a whole new day to enjoy
3. Work on the Libretta
4. Dig out that old dictionary
5. Think about costumes for rock opera
6. Play violin
About this list of Granny’s … Her must do list I guess is what it is. Might she not consider something practical?
Well … Explaining herself for a start … Nobody can get through life depending entirely on metaphors and pauses and such silly expressions as hmmmm … Can they?
And what on earth does Granny mean by TH?
Another metaphor? Meaning what exactly?
Oh, now she is waiting for the Harper? TH means “Tea With The Harper”, does it? And you say she is working on the song? Doesn’t that sound a bit too much like something … way way back … something by Cat Stevens? Different tune? I see.
Yes George. It is time.
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?
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.
Here is a Farming Granny in Maine
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.
Whether they are knitting or crocheting, Grannies who create and piece together all those squares and hexagons are making our world a cozier place for all.
The Granny Hex
The Granny Square.
More Granny Squares
more Squares than Grannies
The Granny Spirit An Ojibway woman from Northern Ontario tells the story of her Granny through film.
Techno Granny A creative journalist Granny who works in new and social media.
India Granny Students in India show respect for their Grannies.
Western States Granny Grannies in America go in search of their ancestral heritage.
West Virginia Granny a Granny blogs about a great writers conference that draws in artists and musicians as well as other Granny writers.
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?
There might be many unknown Global Granny groups already formed.
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
It seems that the Grannies in Canada receive a higher pension than Grannies in Russia.
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.
Would you say that any picture is better than no picture at all?
Cuppa tea George? No George. Just us and the tea. What’s in it?
Relax George. Just relax.
Looking back to what I did yesterday and the day before … And I think … An art project … Or a peace project … Can there ever really be a finishing point?
Don’t these things just go on and on … So how does one set a price? What if there is no buyer? Is it all just wasted time and effort?
What is art worth … What is peace worth?
I did this painting yesterday and as I look at it from today’s eyes I think back and for some odd reason I think of a brave heroine I’ve never met and I wonder about her … how she is … where she is and whether she would like this teacup.
Wherever you are A… I wish you well …