Post # 1
I went out to dinner with my grandma last night… it was a lovely time. She asked about my wedding and honeymoon plans and I filled her in on all the details.
**Sidenote- we are going to Tahiti and on a 7 night cruise to the society islands…yes it IS very expensive but we have been saving money and paying it off all year.
Today, she calls my mom to say “Do you know your daughter is planning an extremely expensive honeymoon” My mom, of course knows, and responded “Yes”.
The conversation continued something like this:
Grandma- Well when i asked her if it was expensive she responded VERY.
Mom- Yes it is expensive
Grandma- I hope she didn’t hock my ring to pay for it!
Mom- **getting annoyed** What! She would never DO that….
….and on it went.
Background: About a year ago my Grandma gave me a beautiful ruby and diamond cocktail ring that my late Grandfather had given her. I love it not only because it is beautiful but because I am very sentimental and it is the first piece of jewelry she ever gave to me. Needles to say I am a little offended that she could even think that I would sell it to pay for our honeymoon (or for any reason!). Mind you she is 89 years old, but still quite with it and I really think she believes I am capable of doing such a thing.
Anyway- I just needed to vent. I plan on wearing it to passover dinner tomorrow so she can see for herself that I did not, in fact, hock it. I know in her day, they didn’t take elaborate honeymoons and it is hard for her to fathom…but seriously???
Post # 3
Grandmas have no verbal filter. 🙂 Your honeymoon sounds fabulous!
Post # 4
Ok, that’s terrible, but it also made me laugh. It reminds me of a lot of my elderly Jewish relatives. I can totally see my great-aunt ruth saying that.
Post # 5
Also: ring pics! It sounds gorgeous!
Post # 6
I totally agree with Miss Longcoat, my Granny has NO filter… That is just grandmas for ya. I wouldn’t take it personally at all.
Post # 7
lol, I was going to say the same thing. Older people just have no filter and say whatever pops into mind. If she stopped to think about it, she probably wouldnt have said it and knows you wouldnt do that.
Post # 8
@mightywombat: LOL. Here I was thinking we had a great dinner- and the whole time she was wondering if I sold her ring! Wow!
Post # 9
Ok, I laughed so hard I snorted.
Don’t you hate when someone says something little and it just sits like a splinter and festers? The more you think about it, the madder you get. I would just let it roll off, though.
Post # 10
That would make a cute sitcom story line. Poor you. Grandmums can be so.. unfiltered. When my Fiance and I went to tell her that Fiance was being deployed, she said ‘well just tell them you’re not going, its quite simple’. lol! I wish!
Post # 11
lol, I am so sorry, but you just made me laugh with that story. I have a 97 year old grandma, who is also still quite with it, and I must say that grandmas are priceless 🙂
Post # 12
hahaha, yes, it’s a terrible thing for her to have said, but i can imagine my grandparents saying things like that if they were still alive. they were very much children of the great depression and were really in to saving money. my grandma on her death bed gave my brother a diamond ring in case he wanted to propose because “it would save him some money,” not because it’d be sentimental
Post # 13
@destiny1120: Just sitting here thinking about your post, and wanted to share that as I tried on my dress for my granny recently I asked her what her opinion was on the tattoo on my shoulder showing or should I cover it. She said “Well that tattoo isn’t half as noticeable as all those chicken pox scars in the middle of your back”. Thanks Granny… Love ya!! <3 🙂
Post # 14
Sometimes cute little old people lose their filter with age. Don’t take it too personally please. In my experience, my elderly relatives tend to make a big deal out of everything because it adds some variety to their lives! Have a wonderful time on your very expensive honeymoon haha!
Post # 15
Grandma at her age just doesn’t give a damn.
Gently laugh at her and tell her “Grandma, I would never!” and give her a kiss on the cheek. Then she’ll probably ease up, pat you on the back and tell you what a good girl you are.
Post # 16
Hahahhahahhhahaha……..yeah, I would be annoyed too. She probably still sees you as a little girl and not having the money to pay for an expensive honeymoon. I looove Tunacupcakes advice. Congrats and have fun!!!