The Rules Haven’t Changed…

This morning my five year-old granddaughter…said…I remember everything…I don’t know why…but I do…and…all was well…

Until…

She went out onto the balcony…and proceeded to climb into a tall chair by the railing…my daughter…reminded her of the…rule…no climbing in tall chairs by the railing…it was the same rule we had last summer at the beach…didn’t she remember…

No…

But…what about…the statement she’d just made about…remembering everything…

Comment…

Well…I do…except for that

After a good chuckle…Bertha…said that it reminded her of my life…of course it did…but…why…

Well…she says that little acorn didn’t fall far from the…Grammy Oak…because I tend to only remember what I want to as well…

She did go on to say…that is not necessarily a bad thing…I just need to be more selective about what I want to remember…

Hmmm…wonder if I’ll remember that little tidbit…

Jane

Rumor Has It…

There’s a nasty rumor circulating about…Bertha…somehow…it got started…and I don’t know how…well…maybe I told a few people…but…only my closest friends…and everyone on Twitter and Facebook

Anyway…it’s going around…that…Bertha…is…cheap…and…she has taken offense…

Now…in my defense…not that it matters…I don’t think I’ll get a fair trial…and I’m not sure I have any peers…but I digress

I did not mean…cheap…in the…tawdry…sense…and…did I ever call her that…

No…

Although…she is rather flashy and flamboyant…and insists on the highest heels and stretchiest spandex…I never once questioned her morals…in fact…I have to say…she’s got an excellent value system underneath all that…gaudy exterior…and…she’s one smart kooky…on top of it all…

My intent…was merely to let everyone know…that…they could get to know…Bertha…for only 99 cents…until June 9th…

I suppose I should have been more careful in my wording…but…honestly…99 cents…for all of…Bertha’s…wit and wisdom…is pretty dog gone…cheap

Ooops…I said it again…and she’s giving me the eye and climbing on a soapbox…

She says…this whole situation reminds her of my life…and…rumors in general…there’s usually a grain of truth to what is being spread…but…somehow…either on accident or on purpose…it all gets misconstrued…

So…for the record…

Bertha…is not a floosy…is not tawdry…but…she is…cheap

That’s my story…and…I’m sticking to it…

Jane

PS…if you have a Kindle…and don’t have a copy of…Bertha-Size Your Life!…now would be a great time to get one…and…send a copy to all of your friends…then you can laugh together…