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40s Grandparents, farms and fleas

This is a picture of my dad, me, my grandma Winnie and my grandpa Sam (Dad’s mom and dad). My grandparents lived on a farm but I was amazed at my grandmother. She put her hat on for a picture and this was probably her very best dress and look she even has her best shoes on. I always remember my grandpa buttoning his shirt at the top. Another thing you might notice is that back in the olden days people never really smiled in photos. Check out some of the photos of your grandparents and I bet you find similar looks on their faces.
One of my favorite times with him was when he would tell me about his visit with the Indian Chief Geronimo when Geronimo was in prison at Ft Sill. I don’t remember why or when but he was very serious. When he was younger, my grandpa, was a very wealthy man in West Texas. That is a story for another time, maybe. I do remember a time we were visiting them and I went out in the barn and played with their collie dog. On the way home my parents noticed I was scratching something awful and needless to say I had more than half of the dogs fleas on me. When we got home my folks put me in a bathtub of cold ice water and I guess the fleas all died or jumped out because that was the last I heard about it.

Blogs for Grandparents

If you are a grandparent this site is meant for you. I was quite honored to be among the bloggers she listed. Maureen Denard has gathered
“The 50 Best Blogs By and About Grandparenting”.
She picked sites by grandmothers, grandfathers, retired people, experts, and more, you are sure to understand an important member of the family like never before. Following is a short breakdown of what the different blogs contain.

Best Blogs To Make the Most of Grandparenting. These blogs have loads of tips for your grandparenting, finances, free time, and more.

Specialty Best Blogs By and About Grandparenting. These blogs cover a certain aspect of grandparenting.

Best Blogs By and About Grandparenting by an Individual. They may or may not be grandparents but still have lots to say about it.

Best Blogs By and About Grandparenting by a Grandfather. These granddads also have loads to write about.

Best Blogs By and About Grandparenting by Grandmother. The mothers of parents of children have loads to say in these blogs.

Best Blogs By and About Grandparenting by a Group. Two or more grandparents write about tips, daily life, and more in their blogs.