Sunday, August 28, 2016

Granny speaks up for abused children and asks you for your help

"This sweet angel was looking forward to celebrating her birthday.  So that's what we're going to do.  Please bring bubbles that we will be sending to Heaven." Bonnie brought me somethin' from a place called Facebook, I need to share with you about a lovely child named Victoria who died so awfully it makes this old heart break, but there are things we all can do to stop these terrible things.
Every day a small child dies.  And every day I weep.   Children beaten, hurt and killed.  Children die in war.  And little ones get sick from workin' in the dust, from diseases we could cure.  This Granny sees a world of love and one that's filled with pain.  It's only we can change things so babies just have love, and Granny has a plan.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Bein' alone ain't right when there is love to share

"Hey, Mabel, let's go to Natchitoches and visit with those uptown folks.  You need to be gettin' out.  I think that candy ain't so good for you.  And Granny knows that sweet things and bein' alone, they often go together.  And that's how Mabel's business may be hers but in some ways it is mine.

Mabel spends a lotta time alone, and I tells her that ain't good.  She's been puttin' on the pounds, and her diabetes is gettin' worse.  I been thinkin' it's the candy and her not gettin' out, cause when you don't be doin' much, you probably eatin' more.  Granny sees that all the time and knows that Mabel needs some friends who care that she's all right.  Cause when we care for others, well they turn round care for you.  Let me tell you how that works.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Granny tells Susie how Cloutierville became heaven

Photo by Rhonda Sanders, used with permission
Cloutierville is heaven on earth; Granny knows.  Susie sits on my lap with the sunshine kissin' her sweet little face as she looks up and asks, "Granny, where did I come from and why do you tell everybody that Cloutierville is just like heaven and what happened that made it that way?"

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Your fault is findin' fault with others

Mrs. Robinson in blue jeans in Cloutierville
"Look at that woman, dressed in those tight blue jeans and wigglin' her fanny and thinkin' she's better than the rest of us.  Besides that outfit makes her look really cheap.   I wouldn't want my brothers or my son even near someone like that." And  I just shakes my  head and thinks, Bonnie's problem is findin' fault with others, one of those things people do when they has nothin' smart to say.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

'Ain't seen water so bad,' Granny says of Louisiana, world rainfall

Storm in Louisiana 2016
"Granny, we are leaving the house and taking whatever we can with us.  But Jonah, my friend in New Orleans won't leave.  He says he's seen rain before, and he thinks he and his family will get through okay.  I hope he'll listen to you." And Granny is gettin' calls from everywhere cause she ain't never seen rain so bad.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Granny speaks of love's dance and Huntington's Disease

Huntington's Disease, image of Marjorie Guthrie's lecture by Joseph Martin
I watched them through the open window.  The curtains was pulled back, and I could see they was dancin.  He held her close as she stumbled, and this old Granny was weepin', thinking bout the love he had for her, even though her mind was far away and her body almost fallin' down with Huntington's Disease.  And I'm so proud of him, the greatest husband in the world.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Granny says no nudity in the White House

Former First Lady, Manie Eisenhower
"Granny, I'm so beautiful.  Donald just loves me looking good, and he knows I was a nude model and on the covers of magazines.  If he becomes President, he told me the First Lady of Cloutierville once posed nude in Louisiana, so it should be okay with everyone if I once did it too." And I told Melania that Granny, Mamie and Bess would never have been nude models.