A Grandma’s House


The other day my wife came home and announced something that clearly had her somewhat distressed. We have a pleasant enough front yard, I suppose: a couple little trees, some lawn, a nice flower bed. The house is a Victorian. It’s over 100 years old, and is dark gray with several shades of green trim. There’s a little porch in front of the red door, which has a nice wind chime next to it. Apparently, Lori was fine with everything until I added the hummingbird feeder. That took her over the edge. Anywho, back to my wife’s distress. When she walked in the door she announced, “Joel, I have a grandma’s house!” I asked her if it was the pictures on the wall in the living room of our two granddaughters that provided her with the first clue. If my comment amused her, she made a good show of hiding it. She said that when she parked her car and got out, she looked (apparently really looked) this time. “It’s just all so nice. And now, with the hummingbird feeder, something clicked in my head and I realized that I live in a grandma’s house.” I believe she’s come to terms with this now. However, I may want to run changes by her in the future, just in case. First though, I think I’ll fix her a nice cup of tea, with maybe a few cookies.

11 thoughts on “A Grandma’s House

  1. Over the rivers and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go. What an awesome “Grandparents” house – and that is a compliment!!!

  2. Thanks, Joel! Actually, my mom has a Grandma’s house, but I’m being greedy – I want one too! 🙂

    1. Of course! The thought just occurred to me that Lori doesn’t have a frilly apron. Do you think I should find one for her? How brave/foolish am I?

  3. Well, since she’s complaining about something for which I’d give my ‘right name’ to have, I say it’s a must! ..and a knitting basket!

    1. Well, just to set the record straight, she’s never complained about being a grandmother. It’s been a very joyful thing for both of us. She simply had a life just caught up with me “moment,” and we both spent a lot of time laughing about it afterward. Oh, and Hoku, a very happy hummingbird enjoyed the new feeder today!

  4. When I read – “The house is a Victorian. It’s over 100 years old..” I think “high maintenance”.

    I love Victorian-style houses, but I’m grateful ours was built in the 1970s.

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