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I was kind of a late bloomer. I didn't have a grandchild until I was fifty. This made everything that she did more wonderful and more memorable. I was watching Ashley one afternoon. I was so busy maki
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Finger In It

posted at 4/3/2010 5:21 AM EDT
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First: 3/20/2010
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I was kind of a late bloomer. I didn't have a grandchild until I was fifty. This made everything that she did more wonderful and more memorable. I was watching Ashley one afternoon. I was so busy making dinner for the whole family. I was frying chicken, cooking beans,mashing potatoes,making homemade biscuits and pleasing everyone with a huge from scratch banana pudding. I had finished the pudding and put it on the table to cool a bit. It was beautiful. The meringe was two or three inches high. It had browned beautifully. In fact it was perfect. I had used Carnation milk in the pudding. That made it even better. I was so busy that for a few moments I had forgotten about Ashley. I listened and glanced around the kitchen. No Ashley!!!. I immediately started a search when I heard a little voice say," Finger in it Mema". She was on the dining room table sitting in the middle and was busy eating the meringe. She had finished off about half of it. I thought she was so cute. I never scolded her one bit about eating the meringe. I just told her to be careful and not fall. She was the first little girl we had had in our family. She is now twenty-one and I still don't do much scolding. She has me wrapped around her little finger just as much so as she did years ago . I do love her. Enid Baggett Godwin, NC 04/02/2010

Finger In It

posted at 4/3/2010 6:47 AM EDT
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First: 11/10/2009
Last: 7/24/2010
Dear Enid,
Your memory is a tender reminder of the special relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren. However, I do want you to know that not having grandchildren until you are 50 is not an indication of being a latebloomer! My mother became a grandparent at 64 and at 57 I am happy to report that my children are not rushing into parenting. Too many people rush through life and miss the special moments of the here and now. Savor the gifts of today, Enid, and don't think that being 50 you should be considered ready for the back-burner of life.

Finger In It

posted at 4/3/2010 9:13 AM EDT
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First: 8/23/2008
Last: 9/15/2010
No Enid you are not a late bloomer. I'm sure there are lots out there. I didn't have my first child until I was 26, and she gave me my first grandchild, Brennan, who has me wrapped around his little finger at 28. We love them anytime God sees fit to give them to us. Happy Easter everyone, God Bless.

Finger In It

posted at 4/4/2010 11:21 AM EDT
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First: 3/18/2010
Last: 4/8/2010
Ashley is a beautiful college student now and was a beautiful two year old. She is my niece. Now she does a lot of cooking on her on, so I guess you could still say she has her "finger in it" when it comes to cooking. She will become as good a cook as her Mema.

Finger In It

posted at 4/4/2010 1:47 PM EDT
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First: 3/20/2010
Last: 4/22/2010
I thank you so much for the great comments. I am not ready to be put on the back burner yet. There is a very young person inside me. She wants to get out but my body will not cooperate. God Bless all of you good grandmas and bakers. Enid Baggett