Monday, August 09, 2010

Bastians Great Nan

When we were in Hobart we went to visit Nan (or Great Nan to Bastian)
She was born August, 1913 and lives in Mary's Grange, Sandy Bay.

Blow kisses for Nan.

My Nan can be VERY funny, she has always had a good opinion on just about everything, that opinion is hilarious even more so now because she is deaf and speaks EXTRA loud and also because she has short term memory loss so repeats things.

When we first got there she thought we were coming to visit because it was her birthday

"You've come to visit for my birthday- I even forgot, you scallywags!"

(Nan's Birthday is not in July, but we said Happy Birthday anyway.)

Then I bring Bastian out of his car seat and she says " Oo he is plump, isn't he? "

then she Goes on to say " Oh he's a little fat boy" .. "what a fatty"

Then Bastian starts to grizzle and she says " Tell your Mum you want the tittie " .. " C'mon Mum give me some tittie"


It was so nice to see all the oldies & the joy that a little baby gave to them.

Nan also started to cry and say " He is beautiful you should be so proud of him"

Sometimes it is hard visiting Nan because she seems to recognise that she should know who we are but just cant remember, I'm glad we visit her as often as we can.

and I am proud of my Bastian and EXTRA proud of my Nan.

ps: If you have some priceless Nan moments comment about them so we can reminisce.


The Kings said...

ha ha - what a legend!! Love Nans. So nice that Bastian got to meet his great Nan and have some photos -very special.

Wheeler Team said...

Haha, she is so funny. The memory that comes to mind with Nan is when we had the shop she would often come over o help me serve and the first thing she would do is go and get the sharpest biggest knife and out it behind the counter in case anyone held us up. I would sneak it back as the thought of Nan and the knife scared me more than being held up!

Stephen and Chernoa said...

what a lovely post:) He is growing up so scary:/

Sim-Dim said...

Great Nans are very blunt and tell it like it is. Nan Triffitt - 'ooh dear you've got a coldsore'. Like I hadn't noticed. Nan Gibson - her amazing birthday cakes with the shredded coconut. Ooh and the homemade enormous easter eggs.

I am Elle said...

aww.. that was a cute post - and it made me have a bit of a chuckle : )
Glad your Nan got to see little bub while you were down in Tassie.