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Every summer my parents would take my brother and I to visit my grandparents. They would leave us with them for our vacation – or their vacation which is much more likely the case. I was always a little sad when our parents dropped us off, perhaps it was a reaction to the
|Grandma and Grandpa with cousins cir 1970|
almost hysterical laughter they had when they drove away..We had fun playing with our cousins, seeing family, and just been cared for by our grandparents.
We did learn a few tricks. Never let Grandpa know you were awake before Grandma got up. If you did, he would make you eat his oatmeal which you could stand a spoon in. He allowed no sugar, no milk, no butter, no nothing! Grandpa would come into the room and check to see if you were awake or asleep. I learned early on to fake sleep.
Grandma always woke up later than Grandpa. If you could hide out until she woke up you could have anything! Cereal, eggs, cake, a slice of pie and milk! She was a wonderful pie make. Grandma made rhubarb, blueberry, apple – just about any fruit pie. She made pickles and chow chow to die for. Her rolls melted in your mouth. She also made watermelon pickles, not my favorite. I was always grossed out by the fact that my brother and cousins once gnawed on that watermelon rind.
When it was time to go back to Chicago I would be so sad. I always cried when we drove away. My grandparents would stand and wave us off – were they sad or were they holding back their almost hysterical laughter we drove away.