Did You like going to your grannies house as a child?

@waynet (2650)
March 14, 2007 3:49pm CST
I loved going to my grans house on school holidays, because of all the cakes she used to bake and sweets she loaded in her draws..er the pull out draws.. er you know what I mean!But underneath all the niceness, I thought their was a sinister streak, as an impressionable child I used to be afraid of my gran at times, I grew out of this of course, because I loved my gran! But there was something I could not put my finger on, maybe it was her wide wisdom that made her somewhat above everyone else and she knew stuff that was happening all around her, more than anyone else. Has anyone had that sinister granny feeling?
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• Philippines
17 Apr 07
definitely yes! what i'd love about going to my grannies house is that she cooks a special recipe. she loves it everytime we get to visit her. we make sure to go to her every summer vacation. and before we leave, she'd give us a litte amount of money.
@waynet (2650)
17 Apr 07
Yeah I used to go every summer when school finished and it was great that we had goodies and cakes to scoff!
• Singapore
11 Apr 07
I would usually go to my granny house when i was a child because i was the only child then and all my cousins are staying there and i would pack my clothings and off i went to stay there for a week or so during the school holidays.
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@waynet (2650)
11 Apr 07
I stayed at my grannies quite alot and I'm glad I did as it was boring at home at times, and my grannie would have sweets and cakes all ready for us and all the days in the holiday all planned out!
@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I always loved going to my Granny's house. She was so much fun. Still is! My other Grandma though I didn't like going to her house so much.Not sure why...But I used to be scared of her bathtub lol. Because I had seen a roach in it once I think.
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@waynet (2650)
3 Apr 07
Haha, she must have been quite sinister if she had a roach in her bath.. smoking pot for grannies they is rebels!!?
@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I loved going to her house. We would go there for a month or so during the summer, we lived in different states. It was always fun there. They would take us to Disney and we would get to camp outside the house.
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@waynet (2650)
2 Apr 07
Cool!, I went on holiday many a time with my granny and grandad and it was great, although I'd get the sinister feeling when my gran had her smellie ciggies!
@Bizziebod (3526)
31 Mar 07
Hi, Unfortunately I didn't know any of my grannies, although I did have an elderly aunt who we used to visit every couple of weeks. She wasn't sinister but your discussion reminded me of her as she used to always have freshly baked cakes ready. We always sat in her kitchen when we went to see her but when we did go into her living room I always found it disturbing as it was always so quiet apart from the ticking clock! To this day whenever I hear a ticking clock in a quite room it always reminds me of her!
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@vicky19810 (1601)
• China
26 Mar 07
yes,and i am very closed to my granny.when i was born,i lived in my granny house,until i was in the school,i came back to my own home.but i often went to her home before when i was in holiday.i love her very much.lol...
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@waynet (2650)
26 Mar 07
That's nice,cheers for your reply!!
@xXmeganxX (4422)
14 Mar 07
hi there, well ive never met my granny as she deceased before i was even born, my grandad was alive tho until i turned 18, i didn't like sitting in his house when i was younger because he would watch all old films and we couldn't do much in his house as he didn't have any games for us to play, we often had to go there when our mum wanted a break to clean the home for a few hours so me and my sister would help her and leave our brother at my grandads to watch the old films because he loved them, lol! he did always buy us sweets and fruit tho! =)
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@waynet (2650)
15 Mar 07
I had 2 sets of grandparents and there was only one set that I truly knew more than the other pair as I stayed and visited them more often not because of choice but because of approachability, they were easily there to help and sometimes I may have took them for granted, but my brother I reckon did more so! I miss them, but then they did always say that they would not be around forever, but you tend not to believe these sayings, as you think they will soldier on for ever.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I did not like to be around my grandmother as a child. She did not love me, never gave me a kiss or a hug. She hada cold, sinister streak.
@waynet (2650)
15 Mar 07
Well the opposite end of the spectrum, indeed! ah well at least you did not have the pleasure of stuffing your face of cakes and buns from the granny baker!
14 Mar 07
no i didnt she was a very stern old lady and looked like betty davis were wernt allowed to talk if the adults were talking and we had to sit on the floor and give our chairs up she'll stay in my mind for a long time, i dont recall any good times while we visited her house.
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@waynet (2650)
14 Mar 07
That is sad, but I do understand the old generations ways as sometimes they are full of eccentricities that make them who they are!
• United States
11 Apr 07
I never met any of my grannies and met only one of my grandpas..He lived so far away ..way out in Florida and I grew up in Indiana...so too far to just hop in car and visit on weekends.. :)+
• United States
3 Apr 07
I loved going to my maternal grandmothers, always something to do and lots of kids, now my paternal Grandparents was another story, kids were to be seen and not heard, we would have to set there speek only when spoken to and not allowed to play or anything.
@kiwikidz (753)
• New Zealand
3 Apr 07
I loved going to my granparents when I was younger, well one set of the grandparents at least. My dads parents came to New Zealand from Scotland when my dad was about 8 or 9. When I was old enough to remember my grandfather always baked, he owned a pie shop in my hometown, so every saturday without fail my grandmother would come to our home with a basket full of goodies. They both lived a good long life. Now the other grandparents were nothing like them, I was always invited to nana and pops place out of town in the school holidays, I hated going to their place, my grandpop was a bit senile and couldn't remember who I was and my nana was a very stern lady, you know the sort who belt your elbows off the table when eating, make you change your bed if you wet it and wash the sheets in a handbasin which was hard to reach when you are only 6, knowing all this I still loved and respected my grandparents and was very blessed to have known them while they were still alive.
@crystal8577 (1470)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I loved it. I had toys that I only got to play with there. She always cooked. When it was Halloween that is where I went trick-or-treating. Then my grandma moved away. My mom bought the house from here & i lived there for a few years. My mom changed the hose but I can still remember my grandma there. That is nice since she passed away a few years ago.
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• Philippines
15 Mar 07
Actually, I grew up living in the same house with my grandparents (my father's parents). I am the first grandchild in the family thats why I was a favorite of my grandparents. My mum said that when I was a child, my grandpa would even be absent from work whenever I'm sick so he could take care of me..
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@antintan (87)
• Sweden
15 Mar 07
As a small child I spent all days with my grandmother. Later I visited her each day and did shopping and shopped wood and so on. I was near to my grandmother.
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• United States
15 Mar 07
the one grandmother,i dearly loved. she was a sweet ol' biddy. the other..she was "set in her ways" as they say. and it was her way,or no way. we weren't allowed to call her grandma.only by her first name.i don't know what was up with that.. she could be nice,but only when it suited her.
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
i do visit my grannies' house since i was a child, i enjoy being with them. Sharing stories, telling jokes, im happy just to see my grannies smile or laugh... the fact that, i know their very strict and sometimes over protected, well, what can i do, their part of my life, and i learn a lot from them.
@aweins (4203)
• India
15 Mar 07
yes, i love my granny now more than before as before we all use to live together and now when i m married i moved to my husband's house and i remember her a lot though she was a very tough lady and strict too but now i miss her a lot . when ever i go to meet my parents where she also stays i always buy something for her and find a way to gift her something or the other.she never like to take anything from anyone but i remember that in my last visit also i was succeded in giving her n now also when i'll visit , i'll do that.she is a very disciplined lady and stick to her rules. all- in - all i love her.
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@bickie (39)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Yeah, I know what you mean. I absolutely loved going to my Granny's every summer vacation. It was on a farm and a great escape from my parents. But, it always seemed if she could sense dark secrets I was harboring, like she already knew them. She was very wise also....
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@royrules1 (180)
• India
15 Mar 07
I have two grannis from my mother and from my father`s side but my father mother is very much attached to but not as much as my mother mother and even now she loves me and she buys things for me and waits for me to see her !
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