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.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
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
|Photo by Rhonda Sanders, used with permission|
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
|Mrs. Robinson in blue jeans in Cloutierville|
Saturday, August 13, 2016
|Storm in Louisiana 2016|
Friday, August 12, 2016
|Huntington's Disease, image of Marjorie Guthrie's lecture by Joseph Martin|
Thursday, August 11, 2016
|Former First Lady, Manie Eisenhower|
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
|Michael Phelps carries the Stars and Stripes at the Olympic Games in Rio, 2016, Army photo by Tim Hipps, Wikimedia Commons|
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
|Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil photo of Simone Biles|
Monday, August 8, 2016
|Alonzo Cornell cartoon of politicians, like Beauxregard in Cloutierville|
Sunday, August 7, 2016
|James Corden in the car singing with Lewis Hamilton like he did with Michelle Obama and wants to do with Granny|
Now that Michelle Obama, the President's wife, she sure was funny with James in that car them singin' up loud and strong Beyonce, the kind of music I like. I sees that car on tv just drivin' slow around the White House. I wonder 'cause other folks have trouble enough keepin' their eyes on the road; and I'd worry if I was there with Michelle and James that folks would be starin' at me, famous like I am, and not be paying attention to drivin'.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
|Angry Americans (wikimedia commons)|
And what right do they have to speak for us? In Cloutierville we speak for ourselves and don't need anyone who thinks they speak for us when they likely ain't even been here. Besides we are all different, and we like it that way. It was the way Cloutierville started and what made this beautiful place, people with all different ways lovin' each other the way The Man Upstairs has said. And Granny who has traveled America over and over again knows that the people who live in this country are like Granny's quilt, prettier than anything cause each of the pieces is different.
Friday, August 5, 2016
|Telephone customer service person|
I been hangin' on this phone most of the day, with these folks keep hangin' up or waitin' and waitin' for someone to talk to me. The yarn I got in the mail was the wrong color, and I don't have lots of money to waste, and they said I could return it if they didn't get it right. But every time I call, I get this same old runaround. So I'm talkin' to this customer service person and lettin' him know what I think and what I'm gonna do.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
|Purple Heart, the kind given to Granny for her son, Cecil|
So I says to him, "You see, my son, Cecil got a Purple Heart in World War II, fighting in the Pacific, and he never came home to his family. He was a hero, and I got his Purple Heart framed over the mantle in the living room where I can see it good.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
|Sean Pinochet in the fields where Granny was pickin' pecans|
Mr. Pinochet has been in charge of the pecan pickin' in Cloutierville for many, many years. That feller ain't good lookin', but he's the big boss; and when I told that rascal I would be tellin' all the girls how he looked up my dress and wanted to be cozy, he shook his head and said to me, "I is in charge, and you are just a woman pickin' pecans here. So I'll look up your dress anytime I want. And you won't be workin' for me if you don't keep your mouth shut and just be nice to me."
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
|Manuscript in a museum in Berlin of The Diary of Anne Frank|
I knew that little darlin', and she was pretty as could be. And smart, Lord knows that child was smart, and Granny knew that one day that child would write a book herself. . But that book she wrote she never saw again, after she set down those words that make Granny's heart still hurt.
Monday, August 1, 2016
|Tractor in field, wikimedia commons|
Erdogan let me tell you this in the way you talk in Turkish, and then Granny will use English cause most of you know at least enough to understand what I mean. You bein' mean to people, and you know how Granny feels about that, so if you don't want to get a whuppin', then read this what I'm tellin' you and mindin' your old Granny: