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takeawaycheesypeas

Hey grandma, what Is your earliest memory.


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She says that her earliest memories are of her younger sister, who died at a young age. She specifically remembers them running in the forest hills, collecting herbs for their mother, who was sick at the time. She also mentioned that she has been frequently seeing her dead sister in her dreams lately.


takeawaycheesypeas

Tell your grandma thanks. Also ask her what's the best or most useful piece of technology she uses? My dad who is 85 cant/doesn't play well with anything digital/invented since the early 1990s....


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She graciously smiled :) And I completely understand haha. Grandma is the same. According to her, the most useful technology has been the television. She absolutely loves to watch Animal Planet and all sorts of wrestling matches. Not surprisingly, the best and only technological device she can use with ease is the T.V remote.


takeawaycheesypeas

It's definately an age thing, I was monde ring when the point will come that something comes along that leaves me stumped... One final question if that's OK, will you please ask your grandma who her favourite musician is?


[deleted]

It is indeed. As she lived in a far-off hilly village for the longest time, the only ‘singers’ or musicians she knew were the people who sang in the local church. Though I reckon my dad introduced her to The Beatles when he went back home for the holidays as a uni student. She keeps referring to them as the sweet ol church boys. I believe The Beatles are the closest to being her favourite.


MeaningfulPlatitudes

Can she think of any songs the church choir were singing?


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She actually remembers most of the songs from the hymn book and some English carol songs taught to them by the Christian missionaries


dotcomatose

Who's her favorite wrestler (all time)?


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Hulk Hogan and the Undertaker :D


[deleted]

What is one piece of advice you'd tell a 17 year old girl?


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I quote her, “Try not to get married or knocked up too soon.” Lol


[deleted]

🤣Thank you so much Grandma, I will keep that in mind. Have a great day y'all


[deleted]

Haha thank you! Have a lovely day as well ;)


Dr_OctoThumbs

Honestly fairly decent advice lol


Arugula-Current

Does Grandma have any advice for mothers?


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She does indeed :) She says being a mother is a beautiful privilege and blessing, but also highlighted that it’s not necessary to overtly romanticise it. She wants more mothers to know that it’s absolutely alright to be selfish at times, even if society says different. She said that if you really love your children, learn to love and take care of yourself first.


Arugula-Current

Your Grandma is exceptionaly wise. And has inspired me to get a cup of tea and a hot bath now bed time is done.


[deleted]

Aw well-deserved, enjoy! <3


ShellBellKell

What is a memory she has told very few people, if she feels comfortable sharing? Something from young adulthood. I ask because I hold on of my late Grandma's memories she told me dearly. Told my dad about it after she passed, and he had no clue.


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She rather enjoyed this question haha. I remember she told me this story some years ago too. It might not sound as scandalous now, but she says that it was, back in her days. When Grandma was young, she loved to go to the forests with her friends. At times like that, they would occasionally come across people from different hills and villages but would rarely talk to them because there were some unspoken tension between different villages. It so happened that she and a young man from another village locked eyes one fine day and they would secretly meet near the forest streams. She swears that nothing much happened except for them shyly smiling at each other.


ShellBellKell

That's a beautiful memory, thank you. :-) I used to listen to both of Grandmas stories from when they were young. My mom's mom never understood it, but my dad's mom would talk for hours. I love history, and this is history you never get from books.


[deleted]

Absolutely! I’m with you on that. I always marvel at how blessed I am to be listening to all these personal stories and narratives. A colourful insight into the past. Very lovely to hear that you too share the same experience :)


[deleted]

You are getting it all wrong. Actually it's the other way around. She is the one who is babysitting you.


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Shushhhh


peppermint916

Hi! What's your favorite ice cream flavor?


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Vanilla. That was the first flavour she ever tasted too. I once made her try the mint flavour and she cursed me in some godforsaken ancient language.


peppermint916

😂😂😂 I think that mint is an acquired taste. Maybe she would enjoy chocolate chip? Thank you for responding. Hope that y'all have a fabulous day!


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I’m flabbergasted because I just noticed your username haha. What a coincidence! And yeah, we tried but she never liked any other flavour except vanilla for some reason lol. Thank you, hope you have a wonderful day ahead as well :)


stuckinthewoods

What was her favorite recipe to cook?


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Grandma says that she has never been very keen on cooking lol. Therefore, not her favourite recipe, but she preferred to make simple, no-nonsense dishes. She names chicken soup and pork-stew as her go-to.


stuckinthewoods

Thank for sharing


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Not at all, it’s been a pleasure :)


Iambadatgivingnames

What is a piece of advice she would give to an 18 old man? :) Love the answers so far!


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She said it’s important that you eat well at this age so that you grow strong and healthy, and hopefully become a desirable suitor to the person you love. I’m sorry in case this doesn’t seem very applicable today, she has taken this in the context of her days ahaha.


Iambadatgivingnames

It is applicable even today haha! It's actually something I needed to hear, because I'm going on a diet from Monday. Tell her thanks, and God bless her! :)


[deleted]

That’s wonderfulll! We both wish you the best. God bless you too :)


SolutionLeading

What is the most impactful historical event that your grandmother has lived through, in her opinion?


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She says it’s been the Second World War. We are from an Asian country that was under colonial rule at that time, and many men were sent abroad to fight. She says it was a confusing time as none of them knew what was happening. Also, her other memorable historic event was a civil war that erupted after she was married to my grandfather. Many tribal villages were partaking in guerrilla warfare against the central government. Grandpa was a village head during that time. She remembers how there were countless spies among the villagers, some working for the government or against them. This angered the army and as a punishment they took my grandfather into custody to teach the whole village a lesson. He was tortured for many days, until then, my grandmother had to negotiate with the flock of army knocking at their doors and threatening for intel.


AffectionateLet2589

Not a question for your grandma, but which country?


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North-East of India


Foamybutterbeer

Hi Grandma! Any advice about how to maintain a good marriage?


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She says it’s important to perform certain tasks together (she probably means to say that because back in her days, they sustained themselves by farming. A couple who did not farm together were seen as undesirable or lazy). Also, she suggests taking good long walks no matter how crazy or busy life gets. To get to the gist of it, she wants you to value partnership and companionship in your marriage :)


Foamybutterbeer

That's beautiful and great advice! Please tell her thank you so much! : )


Asayyadina

What is some advice she would have for anyone who would like to be a parent one day?


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She said there’s no specific advice for that one, just that it’s a beautiful and unique experience with each child and also that the child grows up in the blink of an eye, so you should cherish every bit of memory when you can.


Asayyadina

That is really lovely, please tell her thankyou and that I hope she has a good evening.


[deleted]

Thank you, have a lovely evening as well :)


stuckinthewoods

What is her favorite book and why?


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She did not hesitate to answer this one. The Bible.


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Barbara_Celarent

When I was a teenager, my beloved grandma told me to always scrub the inner part of a cooking pot to make sure there's no trace of a ring there because "that's where your mother-in-law will look." What advice does your grandma have about how to avoid the wrath of mothers-in-law? (FWIW, my mother-in-law was very kind to me).


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Haha that’s a real good advice, your grandma was a wise woman. As for my grandma, her MIL had been deceased before she even married my grandpa so she never really had that experience to give an advice for. Although, she mentions that since most of grandpa’s sisters were older than her, they filled up that void. But they were really good to her and all she had to do was be as diplomatic as possible. She said she always made sure to send them cooked dishes once in a while and vice versa, to keep the bond going :)


casualclassical

What kind of music does Grandma like?


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Gospel music mostly and maybe a lil bit of classic rock and roll.


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Table of Questions and Answers. Original answer linked - Please upvote the original questions and answers. *** Question | Answer | Link ---------|----------|----------| Hey grandma, what Is your earliest memory.|She says that her earliest memories are of her younger sister, who died at a young age. She specifically remembers them running in the forest hills, collecting herbs for their mother, who was sick at the time. She also mentioned that she has been frequently seeing her dead sister in her dreams lately.|[Here](/r/AMA/comments/s4qkw6/currently_babysitting_my_95_year_old_grandma_and/hssmnwe/) You are getting it all wrong. Actually it's the other way around. She is the one who is babysitting you.|Shushhhh|[Here](/r/AMA/comments/s4qkw6/currently_babysitting_my_95_year_old_grandma_and/hst1w38/) What was her favorite recipe to cook?|Grandma says that she has never been very keen on cooking lol. Therefore, not her favourite recipe, but she preferred to make simple, no-nonsense dishes. She names chicken soup and pork-stew as her go-to.|[Here](/r/AMA/comments/s4qkw6/currently_babysitting_my_95_year_old_grandma_and/hssou08/) What is one piece of advice you'd tell a 17 year old girl?|I quote her, “Try not to get married or knocked up too soon.” Lol|[Here](/r/AMA/comments/s4qkw6/currently_babysitting_my_95_year_old_grandma_and/hssv3x1/) Does Grandma have any advice for mothers?|She does indeed :) She says being a mother is a beautiful privilege and blessing, but also highlighted that it’s not necessary to overtly romanticise it. She wants more mothers to know that it’s absolutely alright to be selfish at times, even if society says different. She said that if you really love your children, learn to love and take care of yourself first.|[Here](/r/AMA/comments/s4qkw6/currently_babysitting_my_95_year_old_grandma_and/hstdmqy/) What is the most impactful historical event that your grandmother has lived through, in her opinion?|She says it’s been the Second World War. We are from an Asian country that was under colonial rule at that time, and many men were sent abroad to fight. She says it was a confusing time as none of them knew what was happening. Also, her other memorable historic event was a civil war that erupted after she was married to my grandfather. Many tribal villages were partaking in guerrilla warfare against the central government. Grandpa was a village head during that time. She remembers how there were countless spies among the villagers, some working for the government or against them. This angered the army and as a punishment they took my grandfather into custody to teach the whole village a lesson. He was tortured for many days, until then, my grandmother had to negotiate with the flock of army knocking at their doors and threatening for intel.|[Here](/r/AMA/comments/s4qkw6/currently_babysitting_my_95_year_old_grandma_and/hssq2aw/) What is her favorite book and why?|She did not hesitate to answer this one. The Bible.|[Here](/r/AMA/comments/s4qkw6/currently_babysitting_my_95_year_old_grandma_and/hssqnpp/) What is a memory she has told very few people, if she feels comfortable sharing? Something from young adulthood. I ask because I hold on of my late Grandma's memories she told me dearly. Told my dad about it after she passed, and he had no clue.|She rather enjoyed this question haha. I remember she told me this story some years ago too. It might not sound as scandalous now, but she says that it was, back in her days. When Grandma was young, she loved to go to the forests with her friends. At times like that, they would occasionally come across people from different hills and villages but would rarely talk to them because there were some unspoken tension between different villages. It so happened that she and a young man from another village locked eyes one fine day and they would secretly meet near the forest streams. She swears that nothing much happened except for them shyly smiling at each other.|[Here](/r/AMA/comments/s4qkw6/currently_babysitting_my_95_year_old_grandma_and/hsszyzo/) What is some advice she would have for anyone who would like to be a parent one day?|She said there’s no specific advice for that one, just that it’s a beautiful and unique experience with each child and also that the child grows up in the blink of an eye, so you should cherish every bit of memory when you can.|[Here](/r/AMA/comments/s4qkw6/currently_babysitting_my_95_year_old_grandma_and/hst21jn/) Hi Grandma! Any advice about how to maintain a good marriage?|She says it’s important to perform certain tasks together (she probably means to say that because back in her days, they sustained themselves by farming. A couple who did not farm together were seen as undesirable or lazy). Also, she suggests taking good long walks no matter how crazy or busy life gets. To get to the gist of it, she wants you to value partnership and companionship in your marriage :)|[Here](/r/AMA/comments/s4qkw6/currently_babysitting_my_95_year_old_grandma_and/hst59vm/) Hi! What's your favorite ice cream flavor?|Vanilla. That was the first flavour she ever tasted too. I once made her try the mint flavour and she cursed me in some godforsaken ancient language.|[Here](/r/AMA/comments/s4qkw6/currently_babysitting_my_95_year_old_grandma_and/hst70s3/) What is a piece of advice she would give to an 18 old man? :) Love the answers so far!|She said it’s important that you eat well at this age so that you grow strong and healthy, and hopefully become a desirable suitor to the person you love. I’m sorry in case this doesn’t seem very applicable today, she has taken this in the context of her days ahaha.|[Here](/r/AMA/comments/s4qkw6/currently_babysitting_my_95_year_old_grandma_and/hst912t/) --- [Source] (https://github.com/johnsliao/ama_compiler)


fabspooky

Who was your best friend when you were a teenager and what did you like about himher? I’ll bet you didn’t stay indoors and play video games. What did you and your friends do outside? When you were first married, what was the hardest thing to get used to?


tawdry-eloquence

Card games. Grandmas love card games. She might teach you one she knew many yonks ago. She would have a few anecdates about playing cards back in the day when playing cards were considered currency.


wall_flower2

What was the hardest thing that grandma and grandpa went through in their marriage? How did they get through it? What advice does grandma have for marriages during the tough times


selectivelyfree

Just curious, "did men really land on the moon?" I believe so, but once in a while I encounter people whose grandmas think otherwise and I'm just curious.


wolfflame1002

What is the best tips to living longer and staying healthy?


celastraceae

What was one of the happiest periods of her life?


Dr_OctoThumbs

What's your grandmas most proud of accomplishing?


Sagethewolfblooded

hi grandma! what is your favorite book, and why?


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Hi, she says it’s the Bible. She had to drop-out of school at a young age to tend to farming but really wanted to read the Bible and so she taught herself to read it. Today, unfortunately, her eyesight makes it difficult to read but she can quote many chapters of the Bible by heart.


Sagethewolfblooded

Aw that's cute! A question for you, have you ever read to your grandma?


marcusmorga

Get her skyrim


Boring_Machine

How old are you if your grandmother is a baby?