The only grandmother I knew was my Dad's. My Mom's mother passed on in her 30's, very young.
I too got to go spend a week with Granny and Papaw in the summer when I was young. I was never sure if Granny loved us kids much, she never showed affection to us kids, or anyone for that matter. Come to think of it, I do not believe I ever saw my grandmother smile or laugh. Granny always seemed to be mad about something lol. But, as a kid I loved seeing her and my Papaw. The week at their house was heaven for me, always plenty of food and treats, pies and moonpies from Papaw lol. But, my very favorite thing was at night I got to sleep with Granny and Papaw had to sleep in the spare room. Granny had this high bed and I would get up there after a bath, and she would take out all of these gorgeous full and half slips that had never been worn and show them to me. She had everyone of these wrapped in tissue paper individually. I remember her letting me touch them. She had some kind of a piece of furniture that had a closet that locked, drawers and a mirror. It was not a dresser or chest, nothing like that. I cannot remember what they called those. This thing was filled with nothing but new clothes lol. She wore old house dresses and an apron always, and her old house shoes lol. But, some days she would go into her closet and get me out old dresses, hats and high heels. OMG, I played dress up for hours and I remember clunking around wearing those shoes, now called peep toes, she had plenty of those. I never saw her in a heel my entire life.
On Saturdays we went to the grocery store called A & P and did the shopping. We also went to the downtown and Papaw would drop us off at the dime store. Granny usually bought me some socks and underwear. Sometimes, she gave me a nickel and let me buy candy.
I can still see her and the bedroom, us sitting there and she is showing me her finery lol.
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