Linda Wood Rondeau

Snark & Sensibility

GRANDMAS THEN VS GRANDMAS NOW
Monday, December 2, 2019 by GAIL SATTLER

PLEASE WELCOME

GAIL SATTLER

TO

HAVING THE PRIME OF MY LIFE


What is a senior? Depending on where you shop, (Michaels!!!) it can be 60. In that case, I'm a senior. I am a grandmother, so why not?


Now that I'm a grandmother, I spend a lot of time thinking back to my own grandmothers. How times have changed.

Will there be this many changes when my kids are grandparents? I don't know how, but I think of so many things
that would make my grandmother's eyes glaze over that are normal to me.


As modern grandmothers, think back to what our grandmothers lived with on a normal day.No electricity - ice delivery for the "icebox". Few people had cars. The normal mode of transportation - bicycle/


Telephone - my grandfather had a phone in the house. He was the section foreman for the railroad and had a call once a day. The phone was only connected to other section foremen along the rail line. They talked about track maintenance ... end of the call.

My grandmother never touched the phone.


Clothing - women did not wear pants. Ever.


Job - housewife and mother and housekeeper. No other options.


School - husband did the math to pay the bills, not every girl in those days completed high school.


More school - rural community - one-room schoolhouse.

Now, all you grammas. What is life like now?


I did most of my Christmas shopping online - on Amazon.
I have 2 gigs with my jazz band to bring holiday cheer to the community.
Playing my electric bass and electric piano.
Nuff said.

 

ABOUT THE OTHER NEIGHBOR

Back cover blurb - Cheryl Richardson doesn’t know that her landlord who owns the other half of the duplex where she lives is plotting to build a bomb—but the FBI does. In order to discover what her landlord is planning to blow up, agent Steve Gableman moves next door to get closer to Cheryl to learn what she knows, namely the target and motive, so they can stop it. But when Steve involves himself in every area of her life, including her dog, will Cheryl be the one to explode?

Buy Link: Link to The Other Neighbor at Amazon.com - https://www.amazon.com/Other-Neighbor-Gail-Sattler-ebook/dp/B07J6RD2W5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546971401&sr=8-1&keywords=sattler+neighbor

ABOUT GAIL SATTLER

Gail Sattler lives in Vancouver BC Canada, where you don't have to shovel rain. When she's not madly writing (Gail Sattler has over 40 published novels and novellas, plus a few works of non-fiction) she plays bass for an Elton John tribute band as well as a community jazz band, plus she plays piano for a smaller private jazz band. When she's not writing or making music (or at her day job) Gail likes to sit back and read a book written by someone else, along with a good cup of hot coffee.

Visit Gail's website at www.gailsattler.com

Gail Sattler's blog - What Goes On In The Mind Of A Writer - http://www.gailsattler.com/category/new/

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