Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Funny Paper Conversations





Having our college student grandson living with us is a joy!  We are happy to have him in our home and enjoy the interface with him on a daily basis.  It's not our job to raise this young man. His parents did a fine job with that!  Of course, we want to influence him as any grandparent wants.  There are dozens of ways to begin talks about numerous topics.




Samuel enjoys the theatre and had parts in many high school plays.  We travelled to New England to see his performances when he was in high school.  I say all of this to point out that he is quite entertaining to be around.  Every day he reads the comics to us!  Can we read?  Of course--but his readings are quite entertaining to us.

The comics always lead to conversations about many things.  We discuss workplace drama after he reads Dilbert for instance.  After reading Pickles he often jokes that is this like Boo (Me) or like Bear (Grayden)--If you read Pickles it is about an elderly couple and their interface with each other and family members.  Today's story arc led to interesting thoughts.


Pickles


Earl, the old man in the comic, apparently was being admonished by his wife Opal.  Their daughter, Sylvia told her mother that her father had never said he loves her.  This led to quite an interesting conversation about that.  In our family we tell each other we love them quite frequently.  It's a natural way to end calls or bedtime goodnights.

I understand that many folks don't do this.  Of course, words can mean nothing if not backed by true feelings.  Do you tell your loved ones that you love them?





If you love someone tell them...because hearts are often broken by words left unspoken. 

 


22 comments:

  1. So heart warming to read this. I make sure I tell my Mum several times a day how much I love her, and we have lots of hugs too. I did the same with my Dad. I make sure to say it too at the end of each day.
    Samuel certainly looks a happy and content young man, and it is easy to see that he is an entertainer.

    Love you, Martha Ellen, for bringing such thoughtful and quiet joy into the world with your words and pictures here. I'm so pleased to know you through our exchanges through our web journals.
    ~~~Deb

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    1. Oh Deb, you just made me tear up with your sweet comment. I love you too for all the joy you bring to me! I love hearing about your world through your lovely writings and gorgeous photos.
      It's really sad that some adults and children don't get that verbal affirmation of love. We all need more love in this big old world. ♥

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  2. such a wonderful post. It sounds like you have a great relationship with your grandson and he brings light and joy to your days!

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    1. Samuel is a joy to Grayden and I, Dotsie. Our grands mean the world to us! ♥

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  3. Oh Yes, all the time, Martha Ellen. And I'm a hugger too haha. This is a great reminder to us though, and I know how some find it difficult to express themselves. It sounds like your grandson has a good sense of humor and is a wonderful guy. I have to tell you that I am loving that red rose very much.

    Have a good week.

    ~Sheri

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    1. We're huggers and kissers in our family too, Sheri. The red rose is a knockout rose that we have. It's beginning to get a flush of blooms for late summer. Not having much sun, I only have three rose bushes now. I do love roses and of course your do! ♥

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  4. Yes,Martha, in our family we've always said I Love You and Aunt Esther used to kiss us on the lips. We never thought anything of it but sometimes I noticed folks giving us strange looks. Their problem, not mine. I'd love to have Aunt Esther kiss me again; she died 4 months before Dave.

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    1. Oh Sandra, you have reminded me of my Aunt Ritzie. She would always give me kisses, much to my chagrin, as a child. When I was grown I cherished those kisses from her. I wish for you and I those kisses from our loved ones in heaven. ♥

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  5. This is very sweet, Martha Ellen. You are so right. One never knows when the time will come that it will be too late....I love you for reminding me.

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  6. It's delightful to hear that Samuel reads you the comics every day, Martha Ellen! Such a nice tradition... and a great conversation starter on so many topics! In our family, we always tell one another how much we love them. My letters, cards, and emails are always filled with words of love, too. Oh, I am such a big hugger, too! I just can't help it!! :) I love you... and our sweet friendship! Wish we were neighbors! Sending big hugs across the miles! ♡ Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

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    1. Oh dear Dawn, It would be lovely to be neighbors. I love you, dear one, for being such a positive sweet friend to me! If you were here, I'd give you a hug and kiss for all the joy you have given me! ♥

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  7. How nice to have your grandson with you. He sounds like fun. And yes, I'm always telling my family that I love them. They need to hear those words.

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  8. I love this tradition of Samuel reading the comics to you and your husband! I can almost imagine the dramatic readings! What fun!!

    I love the sentence that you ended with, Martha Ellen, for it it so true! Thanks for sharing this sweet post today!

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  9. Kindred spirits, to be sure!! I am so grateful that we have connected through our blogs, Martha Ellen. Sending big hugs! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

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  10. What a great post, Martha Ellen, simply lovely. Your grandson sounds like a lot of fun.
    Amalia
    xo

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