Sunday, February 13, 2011

44/365-Romance sandwich

My grandpa used to tell me he liked to eat "romance sandwiches" - two pieces of bread that are so in love they don't want anything between them. HA!
I guess he knew a thing or two about romance, but in his own way. As a teenager, Grandma said "even if that man (Grandpa) was the last man on earth, I still wouldn't marry him." A little later, they had to share a 3 hour car ride from the country to the city. I guess he won her over because they were married six weeks later. He managed to keep her for 58 years and kept his promise of "till death do we part".
He wasn't the roses and candies kinda guy, but he did do things that grandma thought were romantic. He would build her quilting frames, do most of the cooking, and kept the garden beautiful and full of foods she liked to eat,bake, or can. Gram loved to sing so gramps learned to play several instruments. He accompanied her for over 50 years. They were so cute as they got older. They would flirt in their own little ways and he would call her "Ms Lucy". Granted, they had their fair share of fights and patches of tough times over the years, like any marriage. But, after all that time, when they looked at each other they still had love and respect in their eyes.
So, go make a "romance sandwich" already!


  1. Wow, you guys are both really on the ball for this holiday. I won't have to wait until tonight for my "valentines" from you.

    So, so sweet about your grandparents. It reminded me of mine too. I can still hear my grandmother's voice saying "Herbert!" fussing at him but really there was love in her voice.

    Love you, Ms. Mendy!
    Wait, was that weird?
    Oh well...don't care.

  2. Ha ha Not weird at all. I love you too!

    Happy icky ucky yucky love day! ;)

  3. Mendy- That is awesome! How the heck did you do that???? Seriously, I need to know because I'd like to make Richie and stephen sandwiches with that!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your story too- I think grandparents are the neatest thing in the world. Actually I just love all old people. I hope I'm the cute kind of old person when I get to that point and not the psychotic one...

  4. I cut out a heart from tin foil, laid it on the bread, and toasted it in the toaster oven.

    You'll be the coolest cute old person around!

  5. I'm pretty sure I'll be the psychotic one.

  6. Naw, That'll be Shelley. She'll have wheel chair rage. ;)