nicknames for grandma, to Kelly

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breathofsighs1
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   Posted 9/4/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Kelly! 
lolol...Oh yeah the nicknames...my grandmother from down south was Nana, my mother also from down south is known to all her grandkids as Mammaw...my grandmother from the north was called grandmother!  lol...I LOVE my nickname...when I hear any of my grandkids call me "gigi" my heart just melts. I dont know if its the way they say it or what but I love it, so precious. I  hope you get home soon. You sound so homesick. I have lived all over these united states from North dakota, Texas, Indiana, Ohio and actually was born in albany, New York, but have spent most of my life here in alabama. All those places were great but, there just isnt any place to me that is more comforting than right here. Take care my friend...
Breath 
~~~~~~****There is no class distinction for those who love, only for those that hate. ...Told to me by my Great Grandmother Grace loepke...... R.I.P. Grandma.~~~~~~~****


kelly71
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   Posted 9/4/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
breath,
 
Yeah, my Midwestern grandparents were Grandma & Papa (my mom's parents).  I never met my father's father (he died before my parents got married), but my father's mother has a special name.  For some reason, my dad and his 2 brothers started calling her "Toots" (not toot-toot, like a train, but toots-that rhymes with foot).  Anyway, all the grandkids still call her Grandma Toots.  LOL-when I was little, I thought that "Toots" was her last name. blush   Grandma Toots is closing in on 97, and she's one of the reasons why I want to move back home.  about 2 years ago, my parents had to bring her down from Wisconsin and put her in an assisted living place. sad   She's as healthy as any 96 year old can be, but she has some dementia and has a very hard time remembering what she said 5 minutes ago.  But, she can tell you all about what happened in 1945! tongue    BTW-since she is Irish, I got my very first tattoo in her honor-a shamrock on my ankle.  She was about 85 at the time and my very liberal, hip, Grandma Toots, thought it was cool! turn   LOL  I want to get a chain of smaller shamrocks around my ankle and have "Toots" written in them.
 
I don't know why I went into all of that. confused
 
 
If you asked me 5 years ago if I would EVER live in SC again, I would have told you that I would rather stick a fork in my eyeballs.  But, getting sick and getting older has made me appreciate that I need my family-as crazy as they are.  Seriously, we put the "FUN" in dysfunctional. smilewinkgrin LOL  Also, I just miss the little things about the south.  I have been in SoCal for 8 years and I have yet to find a real gentleman.  Yesterday, when a guy held the door open for me, I said, "Thank you.  You must not be from CA."  He said, "No, I'm from Virginia."  LOL  BTW-sorry to all of you who love CA-no offense.
 
I've lived in Wisconsin, SC, GA, and CA, but as Dorothy said, "There's no place like home!" wink
 
BTW-sorry for the incessant babbling.  But, hey-it's what I do best! yeah
 
FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Chantix to try to quit smoking (started 08/20/08)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


breathofsighs1
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   Posted 9/4/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
confused  I'm sorry Kelly but what were we talking about?  hahahahah I am only 54 and i cannot remember what I was doing 5 minutes ago!  ...Btw...babbling is cool. You seem to have alot of love inside you and you have such a hard time holding it in!
It does seem that as we age we need that comfort of strongly 'familiar" people, places, sights, smells and
traditions in the family and culture that we grew up in even though we couldnt wait to escape it when we were younger. I think alot of us southerners were and are tired of all of us being called and accused of being racists just because this is hwere we were raised and the horrible, horrible things that were done to blacks even though we didnt do or approve of them, (we were just children) but as we are now older we are also now stronger in our faith in our beliefs of right and wrong that we can present ourselves in a positive light to let the world see us. If only people would come and see how much the south has changed and by changing, I feel it shows how strong we are.
Breath
~~~~~~****There is no class distinction for those who love, only for those that hate. ...Told to me by my Great Grandmother Grace loepke...... R.I.P. Grandma.~~~~~~~****


kelly71
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   Posted 9/4/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   

breath,

Wow! shocked   I really hear you on the "people in the south are stupid an racist," assumption.  Unfortunately, yes, there are people there who are narrow minded, dumba****, but I think people would be surprised that we aren't all like that.  Take me, for instance.  I feel like I'm one of the most liberal, open-minded, tolerant, people.  Yeah, I'm a white girl who has rarely dated a guy of her own race.  I'm just not that attracted to the caucasian persuasion. LOL  Then, I have a completely ignorant, racist sister, and a very right wing brother. rolleyes

OK-what was my point?  LOL  Oh yeah, we were talking about how we aren't ignorant rednecks. smilewinkgrin

Anyway, thanks for saying that I have a lot of love to give.  I really do think that I love too much sometimes.  I really don't know how to explain that.  Sometimes I think my heart is gonna burst because when I love, I love unconditionally.  But, there's a lot of fear, stubborness, anger, and frustration that you have to get through to find that love.  Yeah-I've been beaten and bruised (literally), so it's hard for me to trust people and let that love out. sad

Wait-I think I've gotten off the point again. tongue   Sorry!  BTW-if you ever want to talk, please feel free to email me (just click on my envelope under my name and you'll get my email address).  You really are my hero blush  , and I'd love to talk to someone a little older than me (no offense) who gets what I'm going through.  Plus, that way we won't be taking up valuable fibro space. LOL  Hope to hear from you! :-)


FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Chantix to try to quit smoking (started 08/20/08)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


Sherrine
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   Posted 9/4/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
You are right, Kelly!  You and Breath need to email each other.  This has nothing at all to do with fibromyalgia.  This thread is just two friends talking to each other so, please do this via email.  Thanks!
 
Sherrine


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breathofsighs1
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   Posted 9/4/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
nono  No offense taken at all. With all my diagnosis and at my age I am thrilled to be have made it to this age!. I used to be fortunate NOT to look my age...I looked younger) When I moved to Indiana about 10 years ago this girl came up to me and asked me my age ( and you know down south no one would EVER ask a woman her age LOL) why that is just considered rude!  But it really doesnt bother me at all (well back then it didnt) anywhooo, when i told her my age, she replied by saying at the start " wow, you sure don't.......(I just knew she was going to say 'LOOK that age'), instead she said...wow, you sure don't act that age!! hahahahahahahahaha I thought that was the funniest thing I had ever heard! I almost fell out of my desk chair. I will never forget the puzzled look on her face to my laughing. To me, that was just as much as a compliment as the other. 
Thats something else I am wondering about fibro...has anyone else noticed that they seem to be or they actually are aging at a much faster pace?
Breath
~~~~~~****There is no class distinction for those who love, only for those that hate. ...Told to me by my Great Grandmother Grace loepke...... R.I.P. Grandma.~~~~~~~****


Sherrine
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   Posted 9/4/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Breath, please email Kelly. 
 
Sherrine
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


breathofsighs1
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   Posted 9/4/2008 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
oops, sorry bout that..will do Thanks
~~~~~~****There is no class distinction for those who love, only for those that hate. ...Told to me by my Great Grandmother Grace loepke...... R.I.P. Grandma.~~~~~~~****


kelly71
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   Posted 9/4/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry Sherrine! blush
 
As usual, I started to babble and then realized that I wasn't talking about fibro (which you saw that I mentioned).  Maybe I was missing the daily check-in and started my own? confused LOL.  Seriously, I am sorry and it won't happen again.
 
 
THE END smilewinkgrin
FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Chantix to try to quit smoking (started 08/20/08)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


Mominmich2
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Total Posts : 59
   Posted 9/4/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
My kids called my Mother (who passed on in 2006) "Mimi" which she said was short for "Memere" (nickname for Grandma in French).
Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, Pelvic adhesions, IBS, Asthma, Anxiety, Slipped discs, Irritable bladder, and GERD. 
 
Ambien 10mg, Tramadol 50mg (3 X a day), Motrin 600mg (3 X a day).

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