Musings of the Chronologically Challenged™ Fourth Generation
Monday, July 07, 2003
Thanks to Peoria Pundit for the link to Betsy's Page. After excerpting from the Review Journal (see entire article here),
Betsy concludes with a suggestion of her own: "This is so Orwellian that it could (I hope) only happen in California. Instapundit has listed the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the Cal Poly officials involved. I imagine that they're going to feel the effects of an Instacan of whoopa## tomorrow. Feel free to open your own "polite" can on Cal Poly. They shall learn the power of the blogosphere!
posted by Betsy Newmark 7:58 PM"
So how about it Blogosphere?
What Is a Grandmother?
(taken from papers written by a class of 8-year-olds)
++ A grandmother is a lady who has no little children of her own. She likes other people's.
++ Grandmothers don't have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn't play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the store and have lots of quarters for us.
++ When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.
++ They show us and talk to us about the color of the flowers and also Why we shouldn't step on "cracks."
++ They don't say, "Hurry up."
++ Usually grandmothers are fat, but not too fat to tie your shoes.
++ They wear glasses and funny underwear.
++ They can take their teeth and gums out.
++ Grandmothers have to be smart.
++ They have to answer questions like "Why isn't God married?" and "How come dogs chase cats?".
++ When they read to us, they don't skip. They don't mind if we ask for the same story over again.
++ Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don't have television, because they are the only grown ups who like to spend time with us.
++ They know we should have snack-time before bedtime and they say prayers with us every time, and kiss us even when we've acted bad.