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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

{Priorities}

{The following conversation took place earlier tonight on my way home from seeing "Nancy Drew" at the $2.00 theatre with my grandma.}

Me: Well thanks, Grandma. I had a really good time!
Grandma: Oh, thank you for coming. That was fun. I haven't seen a movie in a theatre since "Sound of Music" [I think she was serious about this, but I am not sure...]
Me: Really?
Grandma: Yes--would you like to go to Dairy Queen?
Me: (Thinking, "I need to lose weight for my wedding pictures. Of course I can't go to Dairy Queen. Then again, when was the last time Grandma and I went through the drive-thru at Dairy Queen? Not since I was in 6th grade at Lincoln Elementary School--it was always a good day when Grandma had to pick us up from school, because she liked to stop at the Dairy Queen. That was before I knew what calories were... I'm getting married in 40 days. How many more chances will I have to do this with Grandma? Pretty soon, I will only be a visitor at her house, instead of a regular occurrence. Of course we should go to Dairy Queen.") Sure, Grandma!
Grandma: (By now we'd already pulled into the drive-thru line.) Make sure to get the Seniors' Discount--it's not much--only 10%--but it pays for the tax!

But of course.

Ahh, the golden olden days...

I'm only ashamed it took me so long to decide on driving through that old familiar drive-thru...I think my priorities have gotten a little skewed lately. Glad we got them straightened.

6 Comments:

Blogger Raygon said...

camille, that is a great post. i love the title, so fitting. you are a great writer!

September 11, 2007 at 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I could have gone to DQ with my granny. Those are wonderful times that are NOT to be passed up. You made the right decision! ~A

September 11, 2007 at 11:08 AM  
Anonymous Melenie said...

What a great message in this post, Camille! Family is so important, and I'm pretty sure that since you agreed to the ice cream for no reason other than the pure love you have for your grandma, it's all fat free and calorie free anyhow. =)

September 11, 2007 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger linda rae said...

What a darling girl my son is marrying.

Mothers-in-law love Dairy Queen too. Hot fudge sundaes and strawberry milkshakes.

Excellent decision!!

September 11, 2007 at 7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think you can help me get my own name---if I promise to spell it correctly?

I sure miss Guidon. It seems like has been so long since I saw him. I wonder if he is hanging out with grandpa.

This entry makes me sad that I won't have much of a relationship with your children. I'll always be the grandma they "come to visit" not the one who "picks them up from school when they're sick." At least they'll have some family ties with their other grandparents and that is comforting. Only to top that, if they are raised to be French Speaking I won't even be able to speak to them.

I guess I'll have to be like the grandma/mother in Love You Forever and climb on a high ladder to go to my TREE HOUSE. All kids like to climb.

This is Kind of an inside- out entry. You should get published. I think you should send some of your stuff to the Progressive Dairyman. Farm people like reading stuff like this. The publicity would be wonderful. You need an alliterative name----like "Millie's Maddness" or Cami's Corner." Just a thought. Maybe you could have a blog contest to find a name. Ma

September 11, 2007 at 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah yes, I remember the good ole' DQ days with Grandma. It always seemed to taste better when we went with her, didn't it? And the portions were always HUGE!!! (Then again, maybe that was because I was only 8...)

Anyway, I admonish you, still to consider calories. It's alright to have a freebie EVERY NOW AND THEN, but that's all from now until October 13th. (ha, ha, ha)

September 11, 2007 at 10:23 PM  

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