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Old 11-20-2012, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Just had to share this letter from a granny to her family when she is expecting 32 guests and what she expects. No Jello salad! Don't come to the house expecting to use the oven or stove.
one of the beauties of getting old is the freedom to speak your mind. This letter is priceless.

Thanksgiving Letter to the Family 2012 Margaret and Helen

 
Old 11-20-2012, 07:31 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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That's awesome.
 
Old 11-20-2012, 07:55 AM
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Yes that is awesome and so funny too and she could have been talking about my family on my mothers side . My mothers brother had the worst luck with wives . He always chose ones who never cleaned , could not cook and would rather shop than to clean .. Yeah his kids would always bring the game machine the hand held one to the table and then they would be running in and out . So yes maam that letter said it all .
 
Old 11-20-2012, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Smile Yes

That is the way to do it
 
Old 11-20-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Go Granny !
 
Old 11-20-2012, 08:45 AM
 
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She better be rich. With rules like that...why bother to go? Holidays are miserable enough without being with control biddies.
 
Old 11-20-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Too funny!

I hope I live long enough to just dish out the rules like that without worrying about anyone's feelings.
 
Old 11-20-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I think some control is needed with 32 guests. You can't have a free for all and remember she is probably in her 70's or maybe even more. your tolerance for chaos and noise gets less and less as you get older. who else will host a huge gathering like this? her house-her rules. I say Go Granny Go. More Power to Her.
 
Old 11-20-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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Originally Posted by jasper12 View Post
She better be rich. With rules like that...why bother to go? Holidays are miserable enough without being with control biddies.
Yeah, if my kids can't waste food, break Granny's belongings, why go? If I can't be a selfish twit and disrespect my elder's wishes, plow into the middle of her preps and insist she change her ways, and fill the house with the shrill beeping of electronics, why bother to go?

It sounds like that day will be a valuable experience for some spoilt youngish people.
 
Old 11-20-2012, 09:09 AM
 
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My Gram is not so crusty, but I know the letter was written in good humor. The bit about soda cans made me laugh (so true), as did this:

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Grandmothers give grandchildren cookies and candy. That is a fact of life. Your children can eat healthy at your home. At my home, they can eat whatever they like as long as they finish it.
Snickerdoodles at Grandma's were a way of life.
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