Saturday, April 25, 2009

Abuela's Quotes

My 97-year-old "Abuela" (Grandma) doesn't speak up much. Most of the time she's content to just listen to conversation around her. And we're never sure how much she's paying attention to or how much she understands. But occasionally she pipes up with something that surprises us! Here are some recent quotes:

  • "That looks like fun!" (As she watched a college student zipping by on a skateboard.)

  • "Where have you been all my life?" (To a friend of mine visiting our house.)

  • "Lord, deliver me!" (When looking at my homework of Chinese characters I've been practicing.)

  • "I'm having the time of my life." (When my dad, seeing her slicing bananas for a fruit salad, asked how she was doing.)