Thursday, October 1, 2015

Granny and me with the crossword puzzles


Most of the time it was a Sunday afternoon, just before nap time, as Granny and I lay in our respective beds in her large room. Granny would have the daily newspapers spread out on her chest and I would be lying on my back in my nice comfortable bed and then away we would go.

Granny would start reading the headlines to me. Next she would go to the comics and then finally she would end up at the crosswords section. I would always be waiting anxiously for her to get to the crosswords as they were my favorites.

Granny loved them, too, and as we worked through them it was Granny who did almost all of the solving of the puzzles and, boy, was she good. I would do my best to keep up with her but shamefully! After about half hour or so I would be fast asleep and by the time I woke up, Granny herself was asleep and snoring gently.

I would then lie quietly waiting for her to wake up and most times I did not have to wait very long. Granny would wake up, gather her newspapers, and then call to me. Then we would both get out of our beds and with arms around each other we would go looking for the rest of the family.

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