A study in contrasts

I could write pages and pages about my two grandmothers . . . and maybe I will someday soon. Though both wonderful, both strong, both God-fearing, and both loving, two more different people the world has not seen.

These two pictures illustrate it better than any words of mine could do.

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25 Responses to A study in contrasts

  1. photobyholly says:

    Just a shot in the dark here…. the top photo is your mother’s mother?? :) This is what makes interesting families – the variety!!

  2. Fascinating. I lost both my grannies when I was 18. Both were grande dames, in their own way, one quietly British, one loudly and brashly American. To this Canadian, they were both a little exotic.

  3. Vicki DeArmeyv says:

    I love the pictures. I have met your Mom’s mother but never met your Dad’s. But, from what I do know of them you definitely choose the right pictures. Very sweet…

  4. Veronica says:

    I’m guessing neither of your Grandma’s read your blog or you’d be dead right now–lol! This is tooooo funny. I’m actually more surprised by the lower photo. Does your paternal Grandmother REALLY sleep with a doll or did somebody do that to her while she was sleeping?

    • Jenna says:

      No, she didn’t sleep with a doll =) –I think this was taken when I was a little girl, since that’s my doll. She was probably playing with us and fell asleep at some point.

      • Twinky says:

        Actually, Grandmother #1 does read the blog when I am there to access it for her…. and she LOVES it!! Both Mama Kitty and Big Jake love being referred to, pictured, and generally part of Jenna’s blogging world. They are very proud of their granddaughter’s writing (and everything else) and get great laughs. Grandmother #2 passed away 3 years ago, and although not anywhere near as flamboyant, was thrilled to be able to ‘grandmother’ her granddaughter(s) at every opportunity–which were not many since they lived in Spain. Both women have made for 3 granddaughters getting the best of both worlds!!

  5. How wonderful!!! You’re so fortunate to have two living grandmothers. I only knew one of mine, and she was more of the second photo variety. So wonderful.

    • Jenna says:

      The grandma in the orange (Mama Kitty) is living and well! My other grandma pictured below passed away a number of years ago. I wish I could have known her better as an adult–I would have been so interested to hear her life story.

  6. Circe says:

    these are great, I especially love the pumpkin stockings

  7. cca says:

    too cute! i love how hip and fun the top grandmother is and how sweet the bottom grandmother is to be playing (although clearly wiped out!) with you and your baby dolls.

  8. Aww! So sweet! My grandmothers have a soft place in my heart too. Both very different: one loved the farm, one hated the farm and moved to the city.

  9. Juliana says:

    Oh! Your both grandmother are so cute…great pictures :-)

  10. Kang Li says:

    HAHAHAHA! The first pic is hilarious! I understand. A picture really speaks a thousand words…

  11. Carrie says:

    Awe. Some. (Actually, all of it.)

  12. Pam says:

    I love the pictures… you can tell the top grandma is quite a character!

  13. Kelsey says:

    love it Jenna! your posts are so fun to read, thanks for writing and sharing your thoughts and heart. we miss you!

  14. Kay says:

    Too precious! I see where you got that spunk!

  15. Love it :) I don’t have my grans anymore, but if I did I wish they were as awesome as yours :)

  16. theonlycin says:

    I’ve now spent most of my morning reading your blog, what a delightful discovery!

  17. Mads says:

    GREAT post!

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