Thursday, April 2, 2009

"Blow your mind"

Going over to Dear's house last night (Dear is my grandma, it's the name we've called her my whole life - and it fits her quite well) at 9:15 p.m. is a testament to how great she is because unlike most grandmas (in bed by 8:00 p.m.) I can call her late at night and swing by and hangout.

When I got there Dear was in her kitchen cooking a meal to bring to some church function (Crossings Community Church - shamless plug) and not only that, she has her kitchen TV on as well as her laptop on the counter set up to the internet just browsing stuff. 

Recap- my grandma invites me over to hangout at 9:15 p.m. I arrive and see her more technologically plugged-in than numerous teenagers i know.

Ok, so I decide to show her the Google Maps street view. We cruise around OKC and then head down to Houston to look at a house she lived in back in 1970. It was a blast. After that I told her I was going to "Blow your mind" and took her overseas to Madrid to show her my old apartment and all my favorite places to walk around be with friends. 

I thought all of this was so much fun, not because I'm one of the lucky people that still has the opportunity to spend time with grandparents (two grandmas within 15 miles of my apartment) but also very proud that I have a grandma that is still very active and loves to learn about new things. From her style of living, I am continually pushed to always learn new things and to never allow myself to sit and be content. 

Thank you, Dear. Next time, don't keep ME up to late. 


  1. Casey, this was awesome...very inspiring, but funny! I loved reading it, and didn't want it to end. Thank you for pointing out that grandmas are pretty "cool"!

  2. Believe it or not, I have always considered that as irreplaceable treasure to have grandparents around you who are in the same technological era and changing mindset as we are. My culture always has emphasized importance of grand parents, because they have way more experience in life than I do. But ofcourse that's not the only reason.

  3. Hey Casey! Love the post! Just found your blog. Sounds like things are going well for you! Miss seeing you!
    Leslie Bilbrey