Things that your gran used to say
rOcKeTdOg – Member
Far too racist for here. She was deaf & used to shout comments on a bus…in the 70’s on it’s route through sparkbrook & small heath in Brum with me a near 8 years old trying shush her whilst being glowered at by most of the other passengers
Sounds familiar. Mainly references to “the darkies” whilst completely oblivious to the black and Asian nurses in the hospital 3m from her bedside…
A particular favourite was “when I’m dead I’ll come back and haunt you. I’ll blow cold air on your toes so you’ll know it’s me.” This to a small child…Posted 2 years agoDrJMember
“Good garden stuff” (to avoid blaspheming)Posted 2 years ago
“You want for nothing you’ve got” (when shown new possession)
“You’ve got some good understanding” (when shown new shoes)
“You want to think on” (at random times)
“Don’t walk behind me, you’re not a Pakistani” (not really sure what that meant)bikebouyMember
My Nasty Gran used to say “your Father worked hard for all you’ve got, show him some respect” pretty much all the time until he Died.. then we lost touch which thinking back on it was a good thing we did, nasty beastly Woman.
My Nice Gran used to say “where am I? who are you? where are we going? oooooh I don’t know what I’m doing, where’s Dick? (My Grandad) why are we all floating?” etc. Dementia or Alzheimers, one of them.. not always in suffer mode though, when she wasn’t she was the nicest, kindest Gran you could ever meet. Outlasted my Grandad by 2 years, died of a broken heart my Mom reckons.
Thanks OP for bringing those memories back.. 😕Posted 2 years agodazhSubscriber
“If you want help from someone, don’t go to the church, go down the working mens social club”.
“Impotent” instead of impudent.
If you put fizzy drinks in the fridge they will explode.
Electrical appliances, if not turned off at the wall when not in use will explode.
She was strangely obsessed with things exploding. Also stubborn as old boots. I never managed to change her mind on the fizzy drinks thing. I had to drink warm lemonade for my whole childhood.Posted 2 years ago
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