I've been thinking about having an occasional throwback Thursday (where I tell a story from my past) for a while now. We'll see how it goes. Most of the time they will be funny stories, but today's is a little more serious. If you think of a story that I just have to share, let me know (no, I'm not planning on telling the deer story).
For my first ever throwback Thursday, I decided to tell you a story about my great grandma. Some of you were wondering how she was after she fell and broke her hip last weekend. Well, I spent most of today helping my grandma and great aunt move my great grandma into a nursing home for rehabilitation since she can't return to the assisted living home in her current state. Thankfully, she handled it much better than I thought she would. Before I left she told me, "I'm a tough old bird to kill." I'm glad she still has her sense of humor. OK, enough downer talk. Here's my Grandma Johnnie throwback Thursday.
My Grandma Johnnie has gone on A LOT of trips. Most of these trips were part of Kincaid bus tours. That's right, she rode a bus all over the U.S. multiple times (she went to every state at least once). Every time she went on a trip, she bought a magnet. This resulted in her having a fridge full of magnets. As in, every spare inch (including the front, one side and half of the other side) had a magnet on it. There were so many magnets that when we cleaned out her house a few years ago, they were collaged together, put in shadow boxes, and distributed among family members.
When my sister and I were little, Grandma Johnnie invited us to go on a "Big Folks, Small Folks" bus trip. We had always wanted to go on a trip with Grandma and this one seemed perfect since it was designed as a bonding opportunity for people and their grandkids. I was so young that I don't remember all of the details, but I remember that we toured a stuffed animal plant (where Grandma bought each of us a stuffed animal, mine was a sheep), a space museum (when we arrived at the hotel, we found freeze dried ice cream on our pillows :), and an exotic animal park. Over all, it was a great trip that I remember fondly to this day.