Monday, August 31, 2009

GPS - Gramma's Personal Service

It's a good feeling to know our children still "need" us from time to time.
This is Stayton and I at Greystone last year. He has left for college, but we are fortunate to have him close by. He was home for the weekend, got some "home cookin" and some fishing in with Grandpa. Badger (the dog) slept in his room, which was a nice break for me. We all went to church together Sunday and out to lunch. It really does something to my heart to see him "growing up" and finding his place in life.
When my girls left home they frequently called for recipes or directions. I often got calls from Kelley (Stayton's mom) asking me advise on multiple subjects, gardening, canning, flowers, bugs, all sorts of stuff, goats! That was an episode when Kelley and her mom decided to get a goat to keep their stud horse company. It was nice to know I had something to offer. She just happened to call one day needing a zip code for a nearby community and luck would have it I had just needed the same zip code so I rattled it off like it was common knowledge. She was amazed! I looked smart and it was fun.

Well, Stayton is a "gadget" kind of guy. He researches and knows all the particulars. He served as the lighting technician for his high school for the last 4 years, ran programs for concerts, assemblies and mutiple outside interests as well. He was good at what he did and I am frequently reminded by someone in the community of a job well done.

Stayton's most recent "gadget" is his new GPS. Well, since he is a small town guy in a big city now, I guess a GPS is a good thing. While on the phone with him recently I could hear the "gadget" talking to him. He probably drives around just so he can use the thing.

He was headed back to Denver on Sunday and called me to ask directions on an alternate route, I started in with details and stopped mid-sentence...."What about your GPS?".......well, not all the "gadgets" have all the knowledge and yes, I stll felt "needed".

He even called me for a recipe this last week.......I need to know I'm still needed! I still have a few answers for life.

Love you Stayton!!!

2 comments:

Patty said...

Ha!Ha!, yes it is nice to be needed. But I often wonder, wen I give one of our children a recipe either over the phone or e-mail it to them, so they can print it off, what do they do with it? Because no doubt in six months they will be calling again, wanting same recipe. LOL

Same with home addresses, phone numbers and birthdays. Our only son lives in Fl. One year, I bought one of those small pocket calendars, and marked all of his sister's birthdays. Then on separate piece of paper, typed their birth year, home addresses and phone numbers. He'll still call me asking me. I guess they don't file things away like us Mom's do. LOL Have a great rest of the week.

P.S. My cataract surgery went so well, can hardly wait to get the other eye done.

Ron Hunnicutt said...

Thanks for all the recipes over the years Mom. You've been a life-saver. I see that this is going to post the comment as if it was from Ron, but I can't figure out how to change the name on the account. I did reset the password so that I could make comments and signed up to follow as "Extra-Mile Girl" but it's still showing up here as Ron Hunnicutt. We'll see what happens when I hit preview.

Monday, August 31, 2009

GPS - Gramma's Personal Service

It's a good feeling to know our children still "need" us from time to time.
This is Stayton and I at Greystone last year. He has left for college, but we are fortunate to have him close by. He was home for the weekend, got some "home cookin" and some fishing in with Grandpa. Badger (the dog) slept in his room, which was a nice break for me. We all went to church together Sunday and out to lunch. It really does something to my heart to see him "growing up" and finding his place in life.
When my girls left home they frequently called for recipes or directions. I often got calls from Kelley (Stayton's mom) asking me advise on multiple subjects, gardening, canning, flowers, bugs, all sorts of stuff, goats! That was an episode when Kelley and her mom decided to get a goat to keep their stud horse company. It was nice to know I had something to offer. She just happened to call one day needing a zip code for a nearby community and luck would have it I had just needed the same zip code so I rattled it off like it was common knowledge. She was amazed! I looked smart and it was fun.

Well, Stayton is a "gadget" kind of guy. He researches and knows all the particulars. He served as the lighting technician for his high school for the last 4 years, ran programs for concerts, assemblies and mutiple outside interests as well. He was good at what he did and I am frequently reminded by someone in the community of a job well done.

Stayton's most recent "gadget" is his new GPS. Well, since he is a small town guy in a big city now, I guess a GPS is a good thing. While on the phone with him recently I could hear the "gadget" talking to him. He probably drives around just so he can use the thing.

He was headed back to Denver on Sunday and called me to ask directions on an alternate route, I started in with details and stopped mid-sentence...."What about your GPS?".......well, not all the "gadgets" have all the knowledge and yes, I stll felt "needed".

He even called me for a recipe this last week.......I need to know I'm still needed! I still have a few answers for life.

Love you Stayton!!!

2 comments:

Patty said...

Ha!Ha!, yes it is nice to be needed. But I often wonder, wen I give one of our children a recipe either over the phone or e-mail it to them, so they can print it off, what do they do with it? Because no doubt in six months they will be calling again, wanting same recipe. LOL

Same with home addresses, phone numbers and birthdays. Our only son lives in Fl. One year, I bought one of those small pocket calendars, and marked all of his sister's birthdays. Then on separate piece of paper, typed their birth year, home addresses and phone numbers. He'll still call me asking me. I guess they don't file things away like us Mom's do. LOL Have a great rest of the week.

P.S. My cataract surgery went so well, can hardly wait to get the other eye done.

Ron Hunnicutt said...

Thanks for all the recipes over the years Mom. You've been a life-saver. I see that this is going to post the comment as if it was from Ron, but I can't figure out how to change the name on the account. I did reset the password so that I could make comments and signed up to follow as "Extra-Mile Girl" but it's still showing up here as Ron Hunnicutt. We'll see what happens when I hit preview.