Friday, February 20, 2009

The Future Foretold


While digging up the picture of me and R Man from Mardi Gras gone by, I also ran across this photo of my paternal great-grandparents, Maggie and Philip Whitnebert. Maggie obviously lives up to my family's legends of her: mean and crazy as a shit house rat. She is also, I now realize, the one member of my family that I most closely resemble as I dwindle into curmudgeonly old age.

Oh dear.

8 comments:

  1. It’s heartening to know at least one other person who is beginning to resemble their meanest grandmother. I occasionally see her in the mirror staring back at me with her cruel beady eyes.

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  2. Oh, you do not. Don't be ridiculous.

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  3. MIss J recommends an occasional smile. There's shit house rat crazy, And then there's LOOKING shit house rat crazy... OK to BE crazy- just don't look it, darling.

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  4. My great grandmother Katherine used to shoot those shit-house rats with her shotgun. Also the basement rats. Happily, though I do sometimes feel like shooting people of the rattish persuasion, I don't own a shotgun. So I can't be a thing like her, right?

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  5. "shit house rat crazy" has been added to my lexicon.

    What a gem!

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  6. Boy, thank whom or whatever you believe in the improvements in mental health medication. Yikes! She kind of resembles my own East Texas Line.

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  7. I'm equally fascinated by her jewelry. Is she wearing a watch around her neck? I bet she timed people - and they were always late ...

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