For those of you who do not know me, I was the perfect example of a “Grandpa’s girl” up until the day he passed away. That was the hardest, day, week, two years of my life. Those of you who did know my Grandpa knew he had some grand ideas about life and how we should live it. Here are just some things I have learned from being a Grandpa’s Girl.
1. You can never have too many tools. If you have five tools and you misplace one, you still have three more to lose before you need to worry.
2. Breaking something that is already broke might not fix the problem, but could make you feel better.
3. No one is perfect, but there is no harm in trying.
4. If you want something done right, do it yourself.
5. To make a cashier smile, ask her to gift wrap the toilet paper.
6. Always have a joke ready. You never know when someone needs a laugh.
7. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. (I hated this saying so much and forbid him to say it. Which made him say it that much more.)
8. Work hard and play hard.
9. Appreciate the history around you.
10. Contrary to popular belief, playing with fire will not make you wet the bed.
11. Pinching the pinky finger together will take down the biggest of men. If you can catch and squeeze that is.
12. All things will work out in the end whether you worry about them or not.
13. Always try to be a good person even if it means not being the right person.
14.Once an argument is done, it is over. Make sure you are over it as well.
15. Never let anyone make a liar out of you. If you say something, do it.
16. Being sarcastic is an art and is taught at a young age. Butchers are just born with it.
17.The best moments can be spent doing nothing on a front porch.
18. Everyone should know how to cook and change a flat tire.
19. Can’t never did do a darn thing.
20. Finally, laugh at anything you can, including yourself. You can be the funniest thing of the day.