June 19th, 2008

My Grampie was an islander. Islanders are insular, even xenophobic people. He worked very hard in tough times, and froze an eye while caught at sea in a storm.

My Grammie married him when she was 17. I don’t think she ever loved him. But that’s a story for another day.

He, being from an island in the Bay of Fundy, didn’t have overly developed social skills.

I, being a child, didn’t recognize how inappropriate he was by times.

He once assured me that he could blow smoke out his backside.

Grampie: “You don’t believe me?”

Witchypoo: “Grampie, I don’t think anybody can do that.”

Grampie: “Well, I can show you the nicotine stains on my drawers.”

Strange sense of humour, Grampie had.

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24 Responses to “Grampie’s Trick”

ABB Says:

“nicotine stains” yeah. more like someone who never wiped his ass. lol

witchypoo Says:

ABB: They called them “skid marks” back in the day. And the pages of the Eaton’s catalogue didn’t do a very good job wiping.

Memarie Lane Says:

We still call them skidmarks. It’s a common symptom of anyone possessing the Y chromosome. I remember my mom folding the laundry once and holding up pairs of my brother’s and dad’s underwear and wailing, “WHY can’t they just wipe??? WHY???” And now I do the very same thing.

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mp Says:

I haven’t met a man that didn’t have skid marks. I just don’t get it.

He sounds like a hoot!

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Talina Says:

That sounds like N’s grampie! Strange sense of humor but you gotta love them… Keeps life eventful huh? He sounds like a character.

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joanharvest Says:

We called them fudgies. Sort of puts you off eating fudge. At least Grampy had a sense of humor. I only recall my grandfather ever talking to me once when he gave me 25 cents once when I was 7. He said “Here”. He passed away when I was about 19 years old and that’s the only word he ever said to me. I don’t think it was because he didn’t care about me. I truly believe it was because he had nothing to say.

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Christy Says:

That’s priceless. I’d call it a slice of Americana, but does that apply to you guys?

It just shows the wit and humor of the “average guy”. I saw lots of that in Kentucky, and when people make fun of us as hicks, I think of their wit and charm, spirit, grit….

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B'dum B'dum Says:

they are still skidmarks, thats the kind of humour some (very) old Irish men have.

Most them are still unmarried though.

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Unruly Duckling Says:

My grandpa was a bit of a strange soul as well. I remember this bizarre story he told me. I’m not sure what sort of moral I was supposed to take away from that one.

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Krissa Says:

Oh dear!

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Jenny Says:

I’ve got absolutely nothing witty to add to that. Nothin!

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Ree Says:

snort. ;-)

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warriorwoman Says:

My grampie put his teeth in a glass of water next his plate, whenever we sat down for a meal.
Everytime I see Gill Grissom on CSI with something in a jar, I get nostalgic.

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schmutzie Says:

You’re being featured on Five Star Friday:

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Old Knudsen Says:

Excellent logic to use on a clueless child I love it. I’m still trying to work out the frozen eye part, was he the lookout and kept an eye out? was one eyelid thinner than the other? did he piss into the wind and get an eye full of frozen pee?

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Jacki Says:

It is so funny, yet at the same time so gross….

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Jenn Says:

Heh …..

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witchypoo Says:

Knudsey: He was in a dory, which is like a rowboat but pointed on both ends. It’s how poor folk did their fishing and island hopping back in the day. Those storms come up wicked quick in the Bay of Fundy.

puzzle Says:

bay of hairpie, more or less

zoe Says:

ummm…ewwwww!!!! better than shit stains i guess…

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teeni Says:

We still call ‘em skid marks around here too. I don’t like looking at them when I do laundry so we just stick with dark colored undies for my man and nobody ever has to know or see if there is anything amiss. ;)

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teeni Says:

Oh yeah, I’m late to the post but it deserves a little stumble, don’t you think?

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Mylifeasmomma Says:

Another poop post. Are you getting to that point in life that I tild you about before where poop is everything? LOL