Sunday, December 19, 2010



Manya, i became a mother when i was 26.
i became a grandmother when i was 43.
became a great grandmother last year, give or take
when i was almost 64.
my daughter keeps birth/kidding records for her
dairy goats.
when i try to think of these things, i feel
like i should do something similar.
anyway...the GreatGrandSon's little giraffe
has horns.
Mama's still to go and then off in the mail
some things don't change. Won't change, no
matter. babies are conceived and born, the
holiday of Christmas in this culture rolls
around every 12 months and grandmas are
filled with the urge to be grandmas. Great
or plain.
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grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Debi P NW ~ a grand baby. is this
the first one?
puppets are always the ultimate
for a grandbaby. a mother. a
as i said, puppets get to say and
do things that the humans don't/
can't. they can tell the stories.
it's just hard, for me, to know
which stories i want to tell.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Manya~moving talk...yes. i have
chosen buddhism as my way of moving
through this life. and about this
moving talk, i have decided that
the only Way, will be to go back
to "Practicing like my hair's on
Fire". Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

nandas said...

cute little horns... yes that was what was missing... forgot about those.

saraz said...

Once I made some tiny roast chickens out of polymer clay (don't ask why)and they just didn't look right. After pondering this weighty question for a while, I realised the poor chickens had no wings! Horns are important and being a grandmother of any kind is the most important of all.

Mo'a said...

Oooooo!!! I love them. They came out great.

woman with wings said...

Handmade toys -- more wonderful than words can say here! I planned on making hooded capes, felt it would be too rushed to enjoy the making though -- were you able to make yours?

Anonymous said...

Go! Grandma! Go!

Manya Maratou said...

an eclipse and a solstice a sort of darkness on darkness ??
this summer I was telling a story about a boy called dondrup. his way was going back again and again, but he heard lots of stories from the golden corpse

Sandra said...

A puppet made by your great grandma, that the best gift you can get!
Grace are they living far away from you?

Manya Maratou said...

hey, grace, I really do like the puppets! I was eyeing a holey sock today..

Jacky said...

Special.... your Great Grandson will love them! Hand puppets hold a lot of fascination for children and adults alike. As you said, they can say the things we sometimes dont and tell the most amazing stories.

I hope you had the most wonderful Christmas Grace. The Cherry Pie in your most recent post looks scrummy! Lucky Grandson.

Jacky xox