“Never miss a chance to use the restroom,” and other things my grandparents taught me

Shadows and lace

Never miss a chance to use the restroom.

Don’t eat in the same genre of restaurant twice in one day.

Stay curious.

Fight for what’s important.

Make art.

Respect the individuality of your offspring.

Sometimes a weed is really a beautiful wildflower — it all depends on how you look at it.

Peaches taste best right off the tree, peeled and pitted, and mounded into a big bowl to catch the juice.

Enjoy life while you can.

Despite their academic, social, and scholarly achievements (and there were many), the things I remember most about my grandparents are the little ones: the things that truly make up a life. Some of them I learned by what they said and did, and others I learned from the mistakes they made. But all of them ring true.

What gems of wisdom did receive from your grandparents? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.

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2 Responses to “Never miss a chance to use the restroom,” and other things my grandparents taught me

  1. When I read “Sometimes a weed is really a beautiful wildflower — it all depends on how you look at it.” I knew where you got it. He loved everything about plants.

    • yes1and says:

      The best part? I got that from TWO grandfathers — the botanist who knew the name of every plant and loved them all, and the one who refused to mow the wildflowers in his lawn until they went to seed (despite letters from the homeowners association!). — Julie

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