Monday, March 03, 2008

And she lives on...

I received a big box of unused note cards, stationary and greeting cards from my Grandma Ruthie's estate. The last couple days I've been sorting through them and have found mingled with in the many, many envelopes (ack!) trademark Ruthie notecards with little diddies wrote on them, various articles, old Christmas letters from family and friends and a few letters from me, my sisters and cousins.

I thought sharing a few of the contents of one little ziplock baggie might be entertaining for well as give you a glimpse of what you could always expect along with your next love-gift from Ruth (wrapped in a plastic grocery bag, of course):

Rules for Living Each Day (handwritten on a note card)...(BTW I received a card with these rules so many times that they always come to mind almost every time I mop/shower/get gas etc...):

1. Scrub only when the sun is shining
2. Don't fish when the wind is in the North
3. Don't let your gas tank go below 1/2 full
4. Make your bed and put on clean underwear before you leave home
5. Always dry the nape of your neck first after showering
6. Always eat applesauce when eating fat or fried foods
7. On a heavy, rainy day: play a game, stay in bed or sew
8. Always place toilet paper roll with wipe-side next to the wall--Military Rule!

Next up was a wallet-sized picture of the infamous picture of Jesus standing at the door and knocking...Job 23:10 on the back.

A couple math puzzlers: Take your age--multiply by 2; add 5; multiply by 50. Subtract 365; add loose change in your pocket, under a dollar; add 115 and the first two figures are the answer to your age and the last 2 the change in your pocket!

Would you want $312,000.00 or 1 penny each day for 30 days & double it each day--figure it out!

A copy of a newspaper article about the history of the Star Spangled Banner.

Three letters from different grandchildren...Paige, Pud and Leslie.

Finally, my favorite, typed and ready to hand out:

Christmas Greetings

I'm sending this note to remind you
That taxes have taken away
The things I find most essential
My workshop, my reindeer, my sleigh.

Now I'm making my rounds on a donkey
He's old, crippled and slow.
So, if you don't see me at Christmas
I'm out on my ASS in the snow...
**** ***** *****

What else is there to say? That's all folks!

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