My Grandmother On My Move to LA

Posted on Mar 24 2010 - 6:16am by Mike Lieberman

I asked my Grandmother what her thoughts on me moving out to LA were. She is not one to hold back what’s on her mind.

Before answering the question, she wanted to make sure that she was camera ready and asked if her hair was combed and looked decent.

Then she chimed in with, “I don’t like to see you go, but if you think you are going to be happy there, I will be glad for that.”

She then got distracted by some “shmutz” that was on the floor that had to be picked up at that exact moment. After she remembered what she was saying, Gram continued, “I hope you find what you are looking for. What it is, I don’t know, but time will tell.”

I’ve attempted to explain blogging, SEO and social media to her before, but it’s not so easy to explain to a 91-year old who can barely understand a cordless phone.

A request was put in for her to address some of her “fans” on the internet, but she couldn’t grasp the concept of what I was talking about. She thought I was going to bring the internet into her house. Some attempts were made to explain who and what I was talking about, but that went round and round in circles.

When asked to say “goodbye” to everyone, she couldn’t get what I was talking about. So I told her to say goodbye to the garden. She said that she’ll still have hers, but we all know that my backyard vegetable garden is way superior.

That’s it from my Grandmother’s and her house. Closing out another chapter.


17 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Aaron Malys March 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm -

    Your Gram is looking fab for 91. It is great to see someone of your age spending this kind of time with their grandparent. She obviously still has much to offer.

  2. Aaron Malys March 24, 2010 at 12:58 pm -

    Your Grandmother is great! She understands much more than you think. She just does not dig the abstractness of the internet.

  3. Al Kavadlo March 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm -

    Nice photo–you're finally standing up straight! You must have an awesome trainer.

  4. lbsiegel March 25, 2010 at 12:40 am -

    I hope my future grandkids make this kind of effort to connect with me when I'm 91. You two are adorable.

  5. Mike Lieberman March 25, 2010 at 3:21 am -

    She totally has a lot to offer and is not afraid to offer it.

  6. Mike Lieberman March 25, 2010 at 3:22 am -

    Yea I pay top dollar. Well worth it.

  7. Mike Lieberman March 25, 2010 at 3:22 am -

    Thanks. I'm very fortunate and grateful to be able to spend so much time with her.

  8. Doug Robertson March 25, 2010 at 7:36 am -

    Lovin' Grandma, I'm a fan.

  9. thebudgetorganic March 25, 2010 at 10:00 pm -

    I <3 your grandma — I'm a big fan! (She makes me miss my own.) Because she was curious about her fanbase, I'm the “internets” from Dallas/Fort Worth, a married mom of three little kidlets. She's fantastic. I know you'll miss her.

  10. Mike Lieberman March 26, 2010 at 2:23 pm -

    She's definitely a trip.

  11. Mike Lieberman March 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm -

    Haha. Appreciate it. I'll let her know.

  12. Kwikfile August 22, 2010 at 9:55 pm -

    Your Grandma is cool! You better call her often! My grannie was from Alabama and taught me to garden as a kid back in the 70's, i am finally gardening again after many years, even though she passed away her lessons of life and gardening are always with me. Give your grannie a hug for me next time you see her…
    Thank you for sharing this…

  13. Mike Lieberman August 27, 2010 at 1:33 am -

    Thanks for the comment. She definitely is a unique lady.

  14. Kristy April 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm -

    Grandma’s are the best! We need more of her!

  15. Mike Lieberman April 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm -

    And she turned 92 tomorrow!

  16. Chris April 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm -

    She’s absolutely adorable!  I’m a fan!

  17. Mike Lieberman April 8, 2012 at 11:45 am -

    I’ll let her know.

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