Grandma’s Fourth of July Grumblings

    by Melody Casper

Happy Birthday America!

This week Kirsten is so piled up with the shorter week deadlines that I am going to jot down a few thoughts instead.

I am not a poet or scholar. I just write what I am thinking at the moment and a lot of the time not doing too much about the thinking part. I have never claimed to be a writer-just a grandma with lots of experience in the world and like to share with friends and family.

That takes me back to wishing America a Happy Birthday.

Why should we wish America a Happy Birthday with things so out of control?

Like gas being way to high - I know since I have to use the medium level of gasoline, I am now thinking of ways to cut back on driving.

And my goodness—the groceries are just ridiculous. My cart is half as full and twice as much when I get to the checkout.  I am a cook. I love to cook, and my family loves to eat so the high price of food is really a big deal to me - probably more so than the gas.  Utilities are going up, and wages are staying the same.

But see, that is my point. Where else in this world can a grandma get on the computer and make all kinds of complaints about the state we are in and not be afraid of getting shot at or put in prison.  My daughter and her family will be spending the Fourth with us and we will all be down swimming in the lake, cooking burgers and dogs on the grill and having just a plain old-fashioned Fourth of July. The kids can play and have water fights and do it all in safety, knowing they are free to do what they want without the fear of being taken away by the government and put in a military camp. True, I know a few who might benefit from military camp, but I digress. 

I just wanted to say hello to all of you, tell you that I will be writing every now and again and will be introducing you to my family and friends as we go along.

If you have a question or topic you would like to get me started on just drop me a note at the Grove Sun Daily. You can mail it or, better yet, email it to me at reportgrovesun@gmail.com.

So, until next time, I send you Fourth of July wishes from my family to yours.

Remember to always keep a smile on your face, love in your heart, and arms open wide ready to give a hug!

The Grandkids’ Grandma

    by Melody Casper

Happy Birthday America!

This week Kirsten is so piled up with the shorter week deadlines that I am going to jot down a few thoughts instead.

I am not a poet or scholar. I just write what I am thinking at the moment and a lot of the time not doing too much about the thinking part. I have never claimed to be a writer-just a grandma with lots of experience in the world and like to share with friends and family.

That takes me back to wishing America a Happy Birthday.

Why should we wish America a Happy Birthday with things so out of control?

Like gas being way to high - I know since I have to use the medium level of gasoline, I am now thinking of ways to cut back on driving.

And my goodness—the groceries are just ridiculous. My cart is half as full and twice as much when I get to the checkout.  I am a cook. I love to cook, and my family loves to eat so the high price of food is really a big deal to me - probably more so than the gas.  Utilities are going up, and wages are staying the same.

But see, that is my point. Where else in this world can a grandma get on the computer and make all kinds of complaints about the state we are in and not be afraid of getting shot at or put in prison.  My daughter and her family will be spending the Fourth with us and we will all be down swimming in the lake, cooking burgers and dogs on the grill and having just a plain old-fashioned Fourth of July. The kids can play and have water fights and do it all in safety, knowing they are free to do what they want without the fear of being taken away by the government and put in a military camp. True, I know a few who might benefit from military camp, but I digress.  

I just wanted to say hello to all of you, tell you that I will be writing every now and again and will be introducing you to my family and friends as we go along.

If you have a question or topic you would like to get me started on just drop me a note at the Grove Sun Daily. You can mail it or, better yet, email it to me at reportgrovesun@gmail.com.

So, until next time, I send you Fourth of July wishes from my family to yours.

Remember to always keep a smile on your face, love in your heart, and arms open wide ready to give a hug!

The Grandkids’ Grandma