Love Inspired Author Missy Tippens Honors her grandmother — 15 Comments

  1. Missy, what a great story. My grandmother is also very important to me and a huge inspiration, so I can relate. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wonderful tribute to grandmother. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hi, Debby! Yes, we’ll tell our grandkids about how huge computers were, and that people couldn’t even own one for their home for a long time.

    Oh, and we’ll laugh and tell them how HUGE the first cell phones were! 🙂

  4. Missy,
    Such a delightful memory! Thanks for sharing it with us. My grandmother talked about the changes in her life. Wonder if we’ll someday tell grandkids about the changes we’ve seen.

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  6. Thanks, Jessica.

    How sad for your greatgrandma! But I imagine unless he had remarried, he couldn’t have taken care of them in that day.


  7. What a wonderful story Missy! My great-grandma’s dad put her into an orphanage (along with some siblings) when her mother died. It affected her deeply, I think.
    It sounds like she was a very interesting lady!

  8. Mary, I have a feeling I wouldn’t have survived what your mother and MIL did! We’re such wimps now.

    It wears me out to cook a big meal–much less grow it! 🙂

  9. Janet, I was very fortunate. But it was so hard when she died before she ever got to see my first baby. She died when he was about 3 months old, but she lived about 10 hours from us so we didn’t get up there to see her.

    She did get to see my cousin’s baby, though–her first great grandchild. She died about a week after seeing her.

  10. Pamela, I wonder if I have a picture somewhere. It’m sure it was hilarious. She would rock back, but then as we went forward, my feet would ram into the floor. 🙂 Yet she always told me I wasn’t too big for rocking. 🙂

    And her rocking chair made the most wonderful squeaking sound that would lull me to sleep even if I wasn’t sitting in the chair with her at the time!

  11. Missy, great story. Sometimes I think about how hard my mom and mother in law worked as farm wives and it makes me laugh to hear people talk of ‘working mothers’.

    Yeah right they’re working NOW and they weren’t working THEN.

  12. Missy, your grandmother’s story is both touching and inspiring. You’re fortunate to have had her in your life. Thank you for sharing!


  13. LOL, Missy, I had this great visual of Nanny rocking you as a college freshman. What a great woman. Thanks for sharing.

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