Friday, February 11, 2011

Celebrating the Jewish Grandma

Everyone, regardless of faith, should have a Jewish Grandma or two. They're good for feeding you tasty comfort foods when you're most in need, reminding you to put your jacket on else you'll catch pneumonia (even in 100 degree weather), and cherishing you to no end.

I had two "bubbies"/"bobbis." Though long since gone, I'm grateful for the memories and the only Valentine's card I've kept for over 30 years.

I don't have dates on these, but the card and the photo of  me and my Bobbi Rose are both from the 1970's.

29 comments:

  1. You're right, everyone should have a Jewish Grandma or two. Nice card.

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  2. Awww Robyn you had the sweetest grandma! You were so lucky to have experienced her love for you. I have 6 grandsons. I know they don't think about saving the Valentine cards I give them. However, I am expecting my first grandaughter (Princess)and I hope she will save my cards to her, like you did. Hugs! Ames

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  3. There ought to be a rabbi who specialises in converting grandmothers to Judaism, so every little girl would get a card on Valentine's Day.

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  4. I could use some good comfort-get-rid-of-the-flu Jewish grandma food right now.

    And that card is cute. I am glad I am not the only one who still has stuff like that from my childhood.

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  5. I'm so glad you kept that card Robyn. Your Grandmother sounds like she loved you to bits. I miss my Grandmothers too. They were a lot of fun. Nothing like a Grandma xo

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  6. That is so sweet! Nothing like a grandmother who gives you really good food and sweet cards all of the time. There is a Jewish deli that is really popular here. I love going there. I have no clue what most of the stuff is, but...it just feel comforted eating whatever they serve!

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  7. I'm sure grandma would be touched you still had her card.

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  8. You must have love her very much to have saved that card!

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  9. That's sweet.
    I could actually use a Jewish Grandma, maybe someone should start a program like they have for big brothers and sisters.

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  10. How sweet it is. I never met my grandmas from either side. Now I know how much I've missed.

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  11. Thanks Chuck. xo

    Ames, I can't imagine how excited you must be to finally be getting a grandDAUGHTER - after 6 grandsons. Woohoo. ;0)

    GB, great idea. I agree. Thanks. xo

    OT, me too. I guess that's why I did this post. Feel better. [-:

    Marnie, they really are special. Thanks. xo

    Kelley, I don't actually know what most of it is either. It is all comforting, though. =~]

    Alex, thanks. xo

    Gayle, yeah. I really did, and I love(d) this card. <-:

    TS, that's a great idea. I'm sure it would be very popular. xo

    Sarah, I'm sorry you missed out. I never met my grandfathers (or, if I did, I don't remember them), and feel I've missed out for that. =o>

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  12. Awwwww, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cute little card!

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  13. What a nice tribute to your "Bobbi."
    It's great that you still have the card!

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  14. That is so wonderful that you still have that card. I totally agree that everyone should have a Jewish grandma.

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  15. I had a Baba and a Nana. My Nana was my Dad's grandmother and she was a bitch who hated both me and my sister because we didn't live in the hillbilly compound with my other cousins and we had an education.

    Now my Mom's mom, My Baba was terrific. Never missed a birthday card with twenty bucks and when she visited she cooked and loved to watch wrestling with her son's in laws or male grandchildren. I always would stuff a few wrestling magazines in her bag before she went home and my mother ask me when Baba died if I knew where all the wrestling magazines came from? I figured that was Baba and my secret.

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  16. Everyone should have a bubbie!! My own grandmother was the closest thing to a Jewish grandma! She made great food and always told me to "EAT or you'll get weak!"

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  17. Frisky, thanks. It's always been so special. I haven't seen a card like it over all these years either. xo

    Pat, thanks. ;0)

    TheAnswer, I'm really glad I held onto it. Thank you. xo

    Kal, you keep bringing it - with great, random stories no matter the topic. I love the bit about wrestling mags. That's just plain awesome. $20 is darn good too. I got $5 with my cards. [-:

    Judie, yes, how could I forget the "You must eat else you will die of starvation or at least get terribly weak. Afterall, you only had 2-1/2 helpings. Eat! Eat!"? I'm glad you had a Jewish-like Grandma. xo

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  18. Awww! This made me think of my grandma. She wasn't Jewish, but still, I miss her very much.

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  19. That's really sweet that you saved the card! I love my grandma too, even if she does say weird things at times, but she sure is cool! I will hopefully have saved birthday cards from her after 30 years.

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  20. I'm going to convert my grandmas now. Wish me luck.

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  21. That is so SWEET!!! I miss my Grandma so much too I haven't had any grandparents for like 11 years and its hard. I was raised Catholic but I dated this Jewish guy and I loved the word Bubby so much and i would call him that and he would be like, "that means grandma!!" HAHA! My husband is also Jewish (but I don't him bubby) :)

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  22. Terribly sweet. My grandma is still alive, she is 90. (on my blog pictures)

    The one thing about Grandma, she could really cook! She made all those lovely comfort foods that make you gain ten pounds by looking at them. I loved her fried chicken and her german chocolate cake! DOUBLE YUM!

    Lisa xo

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  23. I like the picture. Reminds me of the good ol' days.

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  24. I had two grandmas. They were both Californians... and Irish. They were also a big part of my life when they were living. I miss them. I also had a great grandma who was a Californian... and Irish. Not too many folks can say that.

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  25. *sigh* I wish I had really known my grandmothers. I met them twice...once when I traveled to the old country...and once after they moved to Western Canada.

    Funny though, I call my hubby "bubby"! Heehee! He'll have to do!

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  26. That is precious! :) I wish I had a Bubbe!

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  27. That's so sweet. :) I love old cards...they're so fun. :)

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  28. Yvonne, yeah, grandmas are very special. xo

    Shannon, they do say (and do) weird things sometimes. Mine did too. I think it makes them even more endearing. :0)

    PTM, good luck, but don't go out without your raincoat. It's chilly outside. And eat your dinner first. xo

    Jd, that's funny. I used to call my (now ex) husband a babushka (Russian grandma). [-:

    Lisa, that's wonderful that your grandma's still around. Her cooking sounds delicious. xo

    Chris, thanks for dropping by. ;0)

    IT, the Californian-Irish thing sounds like a fun and unique combination. xo

    Marlene, that's cute. Does your hubby know you're calling him a Jewish grandma? We dont' need to tell him. [-:

    Beth, thank you. xo

    Babysis, they are fun. Thanks. =>

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  29. Aw, how sweet is this! That is so neat that you have hung onto to it! I want a jewish grandma! I was a Nanny in Chicago in high school for a Jewish family! I think the kids called their gma Nanna!
    Love ya
    gi gi

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