Grandma and My Best Friend


I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved my Grandma! When I was young, she was my best friend and my favorite person in the whole world. She was fun, she was funny, and she always said the wisest things.

     “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”

     “If you can dream it, you can be it”

     “Pretty is as pretty does”

These things didn’t always make sense to me, but I remember her saying them like it was yesterday. I always wanted to be the kind of person Grandma respected and admired.

     “Find the good in everyone”

     “Actions speak louder than words”

     “A smile doesn’t cost a thing”

Eventually, Grandma wasn’t my whole world anymore because she was no longer in it; but the older I got, the more I cherished her words of wisdom:

     “Every cloud has a silver lining”

     “You don’t get something for nothing”

     “Things will look better in the morning”

I was a young adult when God called Grandma home. Other “best friends” have come and gone since then. A few were bad choices, but most were people Grandma would have approved of.

     “A leopard never changes its spots”

     “You never know what someone else is going through”

     “Friends are the family you choose, so choose wisely”

At this point in my life it’s safe to assume that my best friend of today will probably always be my best friend. She is the personification of “pretty is as pretty does”. She is amazingly supportive, compassionate, fun and funny—just like Grandma!

If my best friend of yesterday were to meet my best friend of today, I know exactly what she would say:  “Isn’t it nice to have a friend, my Dear, whose beauty is more than skin deep?”

For Ragtag Daily Prompt: Can’t


      1. It seems life made her bitter; discussing with my sister we concluded Grandma had a mean streak. Maybe if I’d been older, more mature, more responsible…but Grandma only came for a few weeks in a year and never talked to me except to tell me to do something.

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  1. I never developed a bond and never stayed with my maternal grandmother, I believe she was a nice lady.
    As a youngster I will travel 4 hours on the steam train during the school holidays to stay with Nana my paternal grandmother. I remember her as being kind, loving, very strict and taught me some good ethics and values. Sadly she passed away after a nasty fall.

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  2. Absolutely love this in it’s entirety! Every verse has a wonderful message!! You are a very special writer! Wish I had a little slice of your abilities!!!

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  3. This is lovely – wonderfully expressed, and it made me stop and think back to my own grandma growing up – she was like my best friend too, full of wise words, always reassuring, always happy 🔆😊

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