Luna is fed and I´m drinking a special coffee. My grandma.

@marguicha (170286)
Chile
April 7, 2021 4:28pm CST
I had the scraps of a can of condensed milk. So I put a bit of a coffeespoon of coffee and added water. The coffee was delicious. It tasted like the coffee that my paternal grandma gave me when my father took me to visit her. She did not use real milk but she had condensed milk. And there was nothing but coffee there so she made weak coffee for me. She put in in 3 taspoons of milk but when she was not looking I added more and let it sit at the bottom. I must have used half a can each visit. My paternal grandma has been dead for decades. But when I remember her, I think of her, so tiny, always with a homeknit shawl. She wore long skirts. I never saw her legs. Decades after she died, my aunt told me about her and I learned that she had been a strong woman. I then understood why my father loved her so much.
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@marlina (121013)
• Canada
7 Apr
My paternal grandma was also a short lady and she always wore a black dress and black long stockings and black shoes.
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@marguicha (170286)
• Chile
7 Apr
My grandma´s clothes were in grays.
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@kobesbuddy (121888)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Apr
My father had a wonderful mother also, she was tiny but a very powerful woman! She was a devoted mother and an excellent wife, to Grandpa. As you, I have some very special memories of sharing her life.
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@marguicha (170286)
• Chile
7 Apr
It seems that people were smaller back then
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@kobesbuddy (121888)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Apr
@marguicha My grandma worked on the farm, every day and raised six children. Plus, she was a school teacher for many years.
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@sallypup (43964)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Apr
@marguicha I only met my Dad's Mother maybe twice. I remember him saying she was "a big woman." From her photos I can see that she was- she worked a big farm with her husband so I bet she developed some muscles!
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@Hannihar (112273)
• Israel
8 Apr
@marguicha I am glad you were able to understand why your father loved his mother so much. I bet she knew what you did and did not care. My grandfather lived close to my school so I could visit with him after school and loved it so much. I loved him so and miss him so much. He was so so special. He used to make apple pies that were so good and pickles that were so delicious too.
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@marguicha (170286)
• Chile
8 Apr
I´m sure she did now. Sweet memories.
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@Hannihar (112273)
• Israel
9 Apr
@marguicha I am glad you have sweet memories.
@Nakitakona (40970)
• Philippines
8 Apr
Condensed milk is what we used for our coffee too when I was a kid. We didn't need to put or add sugar anymore for it's already sweetened.
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@marguicha (170286)
• Chile
8 Apr
Exactly.
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@Nakitakona (40970)
• Philippines
8 Apr
@marguicha oh yeah. That's right.
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@LindaOHio (61908)
• United States
8 Apr
What sweet memories. She was a very special lady.
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@marguicha (170286)
• Chile
8 Apr
Grandmas are always special.
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@wolfgirl569 (39524)
• Marion, Ohio
8 Apr
I only knew my paternal grandmother. My other one passed when I was a baby. But no one argued with Granny. She was very strong willed.
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@marguicha (170286)
• Chile
8 Apr
I met both of my Grandmothers. But I was more close with my maternal grandma as she lived with us for some time
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@RasmaSandra (40942)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 Apr
Those are wonderful memories for you of your grandma,
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@marguicha (170286)
• Chile
8 Apr
They are. And I had not remembered about that in a long time.
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@JudyEv (244244)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Apr
I am a great fan of condensed milk. And was even more so as a child.
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@marguicha (170286)
• Chile
8 Apr
I loved condensed milk as a child. Many times I stole a bit from an open can.
@kaylachan (16211)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 Apr
Sounds like a nice memory.
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@marguicha (170286)
• Chile
8 Apr
It is
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@sallypup (43964)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Apr
Such special and happy times for you.
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@marguicha (170286)
• Chile
7 Apr
So cute that at that time an extra spoonful of condensed milk would make my day!
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