Mr. Dierker’s Grandparent Stories

Thank you, Larry Dierker, for those wonderful stories about grandparents from a child’s point of view, as written by the early school age kids who provided these refreshing perspectives. It was a joy to see them this morning. All we did here at the Pecan Park Eagle was to find some graphics we felt fit in as visual enhancements to the specific exactly quoted thoughts expressed in each instance. Thank you for bringing these reminders of how beautiful it is to hear the honest words of children whose innocence has yet to be strangled by the cynical world that awaits them. All the more reason we should be mentoring our kids in critical life decision-making skills, if possible, before they get swept up in the awaiting influence cauldron of digital social media. The personal cause that you and your family have embraced for years – coaching children into the joys of reading – is still the most powerful weapon any kid may have against the vapidly stupid thoughts of peers who can barely get through reading the menu board at McDonald’s.

Thanks, Dierker Family, for all you do.

Meanwhile, readers, enjoy what Mr. Dierker brought our way this morning!

 

 

Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of their own. They like other people's.

Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of their own. They like other people’s.

 

A grandfather is a man, & a grandmother is a lady!

A grandfather is a man, & a grandmother is a lady!

 

Grandparents don't have to do anything except be there when we come to see them...They are so old they shouldn't play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give us money.

Grandparents don’t have to do anything except be there when we come to see them…They are so old they shouldn’t play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give us money.

 

When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.

When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.

 

 

They shoq us and talk to us about the colours of the flowers and why we shouldn't step on cracks.

They show us and talk to us about the colours of the flowers and also why we shouldn’t step on cracks.

 

They don't say "Hurry up!"

They don’t say “Hurry up!”

 

Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.

Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.

 

Grandmothers wear glasses and funny underwear.

They wear glasses and funny underwear.

 

Grandpas can take their gums and teeth out.

They can take their teeth and gums out.

 

Grandparents don't have to be smart.

Grandparents don’t have to be smart.

 

Grandparents have to answer questions like, "Why isn't God married?" and "How comes dogs chase cats?"

They have to answer questions like, “Why isn’t God married?” and “How come dogs chase cats?”

 

When grandparents read to us they don't skip. They don't mind if we ask for the same story over and over and over again.

When they read to us they don’t skip. They don’t mind if we ask for the same story over again.

 

Everybody should try to have a grandma, especially if they don't have a television because grandmas are the only grownups who really like to spend time with us.

Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don’t have a television because they are the only grownups who like to spend time with us.

 

Grandmas know we should have a snack before bedtime - and the say goodnight prayers with us - even when we've acted bad.

They know we should have a snack time before bedtime, and they say prayers with us and kiss us even when we’ve acted bad.

 

Grandpa is the smartest man on earth, but I don't get to see him enough to be as smart as he is.

GRANDPA IS THE SMARTEST MAN ON EARTH! HE TEACHES ME GOOD THINGS, BUT I DON’T GET TO SEE HIM ENOUGH TO BE AS SMART AS HIM!

 

It is a funny thing when our grandfather bends over sometimes. First we hear the passing of gas and then comes the bad smell. Every time it happens, he smiles and blames his dog.

It’s funny when they bend over; you hear gas leaks, and they blame their dog.”

 

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Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

Houston, Texas

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One Response to “Mr. Dierker’s Grandparent Stories”

  1. Shirley Virdon Says:

    Love it! Only Grandparents can really understand the “truths” in the above!😇💕

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