So, I have been away for a while. As I started to blog and share with others, I was hearing about another site with a similar name. Naughty is the best way I can describe it. We checked into it and indeed “naughty” they are. It made perfect sense for me to move away from that business. Here we are “Pat G is the Grannie”. I never want us confused with the other people.
We will return to our format next week. Today I want to tell you a little about me and how I got here. I am 74 years young and love life. I believe we are meant to contribute while we are here. I want to learn something everyday. May I say, learning to write a blog is and has been challenging and humbling.
I am a widow. Married to Walter Green for 42 years. When we got married, it was for life. So when we had problems, we figured it out. Never did we use the “D” word. The promise to each other and to GOD was real. I thank Him everyday for the time we had.
Walter was a diabetic and a heart patient. He survived 6 heart attacks and 4 amputations. He never lost his desire to live life. He was also a professional poker player. A world class player and a champion. Life was never dull.
We decided to make the most of the time we had. In 1985 we bought a 32′ motorhome and traveled the country. After a few years we parked the RV and got jobs and traveled when we could. There were times of sickness and we needed the health insurance. But whenever he was well, we would get on the road.
Both our fathers only lived 49 years. We knew that retirement years are not promised. So we decided to take our retirement when we could get it. We have been in all 50 states and many countries. The memories will last the rest of my life. Since I’m still here, I want to share some of the things I’ve learned.
The “golden rule” is a great place to start. Why not treat people the way you want to be treated. Treat people with respect, no matter who they are. All lives matter! I will not go down the political road, for some reason it divides instead of bringing people together. We are more alike than different, many are not able to see this truth.
My mother and my grandmother always taught me to be nice. To be kind is the natural next step. Everything in my being tells me to be of service, that’s why I’m here. I am so grateful for the people in my life. They have made me who I am. My heavenly Father is in charge! As I grow older, this becomes so much more clear. As I look back, I can see His plan is perfect.
I will be giving advice like your grandmother. Sometimes you won’t like it, just listen and think about it before you react. My grandmother was right, most of the time. The best part of the advice, it’s given with love! There will be recipes for food as well. Everyone eats, so we need to know how to take care of ourselves.
Next week we make Homemade Rolls and help you setup your first kitchen.
Be Nice, Be kind and Be a Blessing to others!