Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog

Jamie doing the work


Picnic anyone?




Had to have some Colby pictures




We awoke during the night to the sound of heavy rain on the roof. We both fell back to sleep and by the time we awoke this morning, the rain had stopped. It did remain cloudy for most of the day.

Marilyn is still suffering from the allergy problem and feels miserable. We hope that the clear mountain air of Colorado will help her to feel better. Of course she will be suffering for another two and a half weeks before we get there.

We have a friend who sent us a neat e-mail with stories about grandparents and their grandchildren, and the funny things kids will say to their grandparents. Thank you Sarah, for this….

I have some pictures to post for you so I think I’ll end this blog and let you be amused by the Grandparent stories and the pictures.


1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under

the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd

done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and

started to leave, the little one said, "But Gramma, you

forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" I will probably never

put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper


2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy

Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62.

My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked,

"Did you start at 1?"

3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother

changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to

wash her hair.. As she heard the children getting more and

more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she

threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room,

putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the

room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice,

"Who was THAT?"

4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what

her own childhood was like: "We used to skate outside

on a pond I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a

tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild

raspberries in the woods." The little girl was wide-eyed,

taking this all in. At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to

know you sooner!"

5. My grandson was visiting one day when he asked,

"Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I

mentally polished my halo and I said, "No, how are we

alike?'' "You're both old," he replied.

6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her

grandfather's word processor. She told him she was

writing a story. "What's it about?" he asked.

"I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."

7. I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her

colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out

something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and

was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At

last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think

you should try to figure out some of these, yourself!"

8. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin,

we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from

attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in.

Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa.

Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."

9. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly

replied, "I'm not sure."

"Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised, "mine says

I'm 4 to 6."

10. A second grader came home from school and said to her

grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to

make babies today." The grandmother, more than a little

surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting," she said,

"how do you make babies?"

"It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add


11. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a

public servant," said a teacher. The small boy wrote:

"The fireman came down the ladder pregnant." The

teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't

you know what pregnant means?" she asked.

"Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means

carrying a child."

12. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to

their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past.

Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog.

The children started discussing the dog's duties.

"They use him to keep crowds back," said one child.

"No," said another. "He's just for good luck."

A third child brought the argument to a close.."They use

the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants."

13. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived.

"Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and when we want

her, we just go get her.. Then, when we're done having her

visit, we take her back to the airport."

14. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good

good things, but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart

as him!

15. My Grandparents are funny, when they bend over; you

hear gas leaks, and they blame their dog.

Yesterday, I mentioned that we were closed in by the digging trenches and the dirt work, so I have included some pictures for you today.

So that’s it for tonight. We’ll just go to bed, get a good night of sleep and look forward to whatever adventures tomorrow has in store…..

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