Grandparents say the darndest things!
Everyone knows that one of the perks of growing older is being able to say whatever you want. Elderly persons very rarely get scolded for saying something that may or may not be inappropriate for the time and place. I know that when I get older, I fully intend to exploit this policy. Even the idioms from days gone by can make you raise an eyebrow. Whatever it is, wherever you are, it's undeniable that grandparents can and do say the darndest things.
Today I went over to my grandparents' house to have lunch with them and check it. My grandpa eagerly pointed me towards a button on a string game. Google calls it a dancing button or a button and string whirligig. Since I like the word 'whirligig', that's what we're callin' it. So, I'm playing with this whirligig but can't get it to do the spiny part. Grandpa and I make a few bad jokes, things like "Must be out of batteries" and such. Then from left field grandpa chides me, "We bought ya book after book after book, and you only read the covers." I laughed because I had never heard anything like it before but it makes perfect sense. Eventually, grandma showed me how to work it but I never could get it myself. Thank goodness they were around to not only introduce me to this new toy from an older time, but also how to work the thing.
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