An ancient proverb says, “The crown of old men is the grandsons…” Proverbs 17:6 If this proverb is true, (and I’m sure it is) then Jim is wearing a golden crown studded with the finest jewels, better than his usual Burger King crown!
Jim already wears a special crown duly bestowed when Hanna our lovely granddaughter (fast becoming a young lady) was born. Along with the grandfather title a new name was awarded: “Na Nu Na Nu”
For the bewildered and unbelieving, allow me to explain. When our two eldest youngsters were viewing “Mork and Mindy”, the 70’s television show starring Robin Williams, we had a family discussion with an odd outcome. The two clever-minded children – Chet and Jessica – decided on Grandparent names that we would assume when the grandchildren arrived far into the future. They knew I wouldn’t be a Granny, and with grand laughter they said my name should be “Mother Superior.” With higher authority, I ruled that one down and negotiated “GranDeb” instead. Moving on to unsuspecting Jim, they said his name would be “Na Nu Na Nu”, and so it stuck. Now imagine Jim answering to this name in a grocery store or an assemblage of intellectuals (can’t see that one happening?) when his pretty, petite, blonde granddaughter calls! Soon Daniel will shout “Na Nu Na Nu” at the top of his boyish lungs!
Do your grandchildren have odd names for you? Could you share some of your stories in the “Reply” area below? Special thanks to my friend Dianna who reminded me of the proverb.
GranDeb and Na Nu flew to California, upping the state’s oddity population with two Alabama alien visitors. We held Daniel, watched Daniel, pushed Daniel in the stroller and walked around with goofy grins on our faces to match our names.
I introduced Daniel to antique shops at Orange Olde Town Historic Center with the exception of those with “No Baby Buggy” signs. He seemed most impressed with the cute shops with French themes!
Visit PARIS IN A CUP for gourmet chocolates, teas and French macarons.
Sunday afternoon. I asked for the Travel section from the Los Angeles Times, thinking I would escape to Tahiti while Daniel napped. Jim said, “You’re gonna love this section. These Californians are smarter than the average rednecks!”
Spread across my grandmotherly lap, I saw ALABAMA as the feature destination in an article written by Alice Short. She said, “When I told friends I was planning a trip to Birmingham, the reaction was universal. ‘Alabama?’ one asked, ‘On purpose?’ I shared their skepticism …”
I believe Ms. Short found much more than she expected. In her two-page article, I read interesting history and recommendations for The Tutwiler Hotel and several restaurants. I will definitely check out the French restaurant when I’m in Birmingham again. Chez Fonfon, 2007 11th Ave. South. Thanks, Alice! Ya’ll come back! Arrange your visit when Daniel is visiting GranDeb and Na Nu Na Nu in Opp, Alabama!
It’s truly – All about Daniel! Click over to “Planning for Daniel in France”
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