ten on tuesday.


1. Thank you guys so, so, so much for your kind words of sympathy regarding my Granny’s passing last week. Today we buried her next to my Papa Doc in the plot they purchased in 1977. Talk about planning ahead! It was a beautiful service and was certainly everything Granny would have wanted. When we arrived this morning my Aunt Jenny pointed out a picture of my Granny as a young girl. It looked familiar to me. Does it to you?

As my Granny would say, “I’ll give you three guesses, first two don’t count.”

2. When I showed the picture to Ephraim and asked who it was he unequivocally said, “Sarah”. And when I showed it to Sarah she said, “That looks EXACTLY like ME!”  Agreed.

And side by side,

3. In honor of my Granny I’d like to finish out this ToT post with some of my favorite “Grannyisms”. Granny was famous (infamous even?) for the overuse of her favorite catch phrases. Here are a few of my favorites, in no particular order.

4. “Take off like Lindbergh!” – Use when you’re stopped at a stop sign, traffic congestion ceases and it’s your turn to step on the gas.

5. “My parking place is full” or “I’m as full as a tick” or “I feel like ever’body’s eat.” – Use when you’re, well, full.

6. “Mash the hickey.” – Use for any occasion that requires pushing, pressing or manipulating anything.

7. “Y’all don’t do me that way.” – For use whenever you overhear a party in conversation, you ask what they’re talking about,  and they decline to repeat the discussion.

8. “Give me some sugar.” Sugar in the south = kisses. Sugar to granny = kisses on the mouth.

9. “How ’bout that”. Use for everything.

10. “Did y’all have a big time?” A big time would be any sort of enjoyable occasion. And with Granny, it was always a big time. Always.

AmyJuly 26, 2011 - 8:25 pm

Oh my gosh, that picture took my breath away. What a magical moment and such a connection of generations. Really, truly priceless. Just think of Sarah, one day passing on all sorts of her own “Sarah-isms” to her own grandchildren. Priceless!

MindyJuly 26, 2011 - 8:33 pm

Love to read about your Granny. I lost my Grandpa last November, your stories certainly make me reminisce about his stories. Even learning about what it meant to get the air knocked out of you! Grandparents are so special. Thinking of you and your family as you grieve for your loss.

lindeyJuly 26, 2011 - 10:09 pm

that is just fabulous! sarah really does look so much like her. that is just so special :o) loved reading your grannyisms…8 9 & 10 belong to my own granny too.

Lorena MoraJuly 26, 2011 - 10:23 pm

Love the side by side photo…Wow.

I love reading about your granny, it’s always interesting to me. I’ve always had a special place for little kids, love listening to kids tell stories (that’s why I work in the medical field with kids, to help) and with the elderly, I love listening to stories especially from long ago, things were so different.

I miss my Abuelita (grandma in spanish) so much, it’s been 2 years since she passed and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. I was very close to her and was lucky enough to see her almost every day.

donyaJuly 27, 2011 - 4:57 am

Oh wow, how special for Sarah to have those two photos. So sorry to hear about your Granny but it sounds like she lived a full and happy life.
Speaking of all those southern-isms, I just tried boiled peanuts last week while camping thanks to a family next to us in the campground. Wow, those things are spicy but delicious! Can’t believe I had never even heard of them before. How ’bout that 😉

Jessica WJuly 27, 2011 - 5:32 am

What a nice tribute ToT! And that family resemblance is uncanny!

TracyJuly 27, 2011 - 6:34 am

That picture is unreal!!! How awesome for Sarah to have that picture of her Great Grandma!! I have one of my Great Aunt in my dining room that looks like me. Everyone thinks I had it taken at one of those old fashion photography places at the beach….they can’t believe it’s not me 🙂

PennyJuly 27, 2011 - 10:05 am

The resemblance is amazing! Nearly a clone.
I’m so sorry for your loss. A sweet dedication. I was really close to my grandmother who passed away many years ago. I always miss her but sometimes, like at this moment, I miss her SO SO much and start thinking about all the wonderful times we had. She was a wonderful woman who was always so good to me and made me feel loved beyond question. Wish I could cuddle with her right now. 🙂 The times with family are so precious and pass all too quickly.

DaphneJuly 27, 2011 - 12:16 pm

Wow! I cannot believe how much Granny and Sarah look alike! That is remarkable!

Stephanie @ La Dolce VitaJuly 27, 2011 - 2:11 pm

Wow what a resemblance! I loved her expressions – too cute! (I always ask my kids for some sugar!) Continued prayers for you and your family!

Anna ClaireJuly 27, 2011 - 2:51 pm

A lovely post about a lovely woman. I enjoyed your grannyisms – and they made me think of my precious grandmother, too 🙂

tara pollard pakostaJuly 27, 2011 - 4:15 pm

that looks EXACTLY LIKE SARAH~ unreal!
she must look just like you also!
soooooooooooooo adorable!
and i LOVE the granny-isms! so special!

LizJuly 27, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Sorry to hear about your Granny- I love the sayings, my own grandma says so many of those! Brings back good memories 🙂

MichelleJuly 28, 2011 - 4:32 am

My deepest sympathies about the loss of your Granny, Erin! She sounds like she was quite the character to have around. I think I might have needed a translator to spend some time in the South 🙂

The picture is amazing – what a beautiful way to honor her!

Krista S.July 28, 2011 - 6:47 am

What a special post remembering your Granny. And the pictures are amazing!

HeatherJuly 28, 2011 - 6:35 pm

Sincere sympathy to you and your family. I know how hard it is to lose a Grandmom. I’m so sorry. Your Granny was a wonderfully loved woman! And that picture…goose bumps!

MelanieJuly 31, 2011 - 5:26 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Granny but you did a great tribute to her with your TOT:) Sarah is a spittin image of her.

See you Tuesday.

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