Spic and Span

August 21st, 2009

Spic and Span - Grandparents

You can always count on grandma to keep the house tidy.

188 Responses to “Spic and Span”

  1. Lori says:

    87 comments and not one cross-bow reference…hmmmm…seems appropriate

  2. Terry C - Death Panelist says:

    I’m hoping that isn’t a house pet she killed.

  3. Kyle says:

    not a smart idea to tell this woman you don’t want possum for supper. She’s still got the gun

  4. Angie says:

    If you look in the lower right hand corner of the window in the door…is there a little girl in the backyard? it’s kind of hard to see because the pane is so dark, but I it looks like it, doesn’t it?

    • emm says:

      i thought the same thing… then i thought maybe it was just “rural yard art” which could be some plastic statue of a naked kid whizzing into a pond. i would think a real child would be traumatized…

  5. Jenn says:

    OK…who took a pic of my Granny without me knowing about it?!? O_o

  6. Pete says:

    “Badgers? We don’t need no stinkin’ badgers!”

  7. bluenosedwowser says:

    It don’t ever pay to sass Grammy.

  8. Denise says:

    Gramma’s got guns…and a gun!

  9. grimey says:

    Looks like the other white meat…from the garden no less!

  10. Pastor Z says:

    Grandma never was much of a “cat person.”

  11. lynn says:

    oh and i once my grandma saw a rattle snake near her front door and went in to get her 12 gauge shotgun and blew it away…snake was about 10 ft long- true story. (i wouldnt lie to you) so i could relate to this pic although i’m not sure whatkindof varmit she was holding in the pic…psooibly a coon?-i dunno.

  12. Geo says:

    Granny’s been teaching the Junior Sunday School for years now. Looks like this week’s object lesson’s gonna be a real killer.

  13. Jeff M says:

    Fifty years later Ralphie was still happy he got an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle for Christmas.

  14. Jeff M says:

    Big Daddy Johnny Ray’s new Christmas Hat: the before picture…

  15. JaneC says:

    Oh please, let that be me in fifty years! (I don’t have any practice shooting critters yet, but I do have a lever-action rifle…)

  16. Carol says:

    Notice the rifle? Looks like a plain, old lever action .22. She’s probably had it for 50 years…or more. Heck, she was probably shootin’ tin cans off the fence with it when she was knee high to a pig.

  17. Deann says:

    Goddamit! That’s MY nana!!

  18. Pipergirl says:

    Is she wearing gloves so the cops won’t find the fingerprints?

  19. cheesewhiz says:

    Oh my goodness, Granny RULES.

  20. megalomaniac says:

    I love this photo for all of the little things you have to go looking for. Like the gun that I assumed was a broom, the animal (that I didn’t know what that was), and if you look outside, it looks like she was shooting in her back yard that has a baby swing set. She’s keeping the play yard free of vermin, Texas-style! Watch out kids.

  21. Elle says:

    This would not be out of the ordinary in the town I used to live in, strangely enough.

  22. Angie says:

    Now when she prepares this, it must be put in a regulation sized casserole dish with a lid and a serving spoon.

  23. Frank says:

    Jingle Bells, Shotgun Shells
    Granny’s got the Gun
    Shot Me in the Underwear,
    “cause I forgot to run

  24. Mister Bungle says:

    “Eleanor? Where’s my pantsuit?” TEN MINUTES LATER. “Eleanor? Have you seen my rifle?” TWENTY MINUTES LATER. “Eleanor? Where on Earth is Billy Badger? He’s not in his cage.” THIRTY MINUTES LATER. “Eleanor, I want a divorce.”

  25. Connie says:

    MMMMMM…..granny makes such good gravy!!

  26. LilyBear says:

    I wonder if this yummy critter would meet with Marney’s approval? I’m guessing as long as they bring it in a casserole dish with the proper lid – they’d be fine.

  27. Dawn says:

    This looks ALOT like my great grandmother – who was a farmers wife in West Virginia..In fact, that rickety Sears Swingset is most likely next to the open Well that we were all warned about NOT FALLING IN.

    As one of 27 first cousins, we always knew there was another one to take our place should we fall in the well, poke the rabid raccoon or otherwise piss off our elders.

    • NanaFem says:

      That is wonderful! Too bad I don’t have a well in my backyard to put the new swingset next to!

    • Mel says:

      “poke the rabid raccoon”

      That sure beats “pin the tail on the donkey” for fun at Little Tommy’s birthday party…

    • hcw80 says:

      Ah the tetnus carrying rusted swing set. We had one of those too. You could always tell when the septic system was getting ready to go because the ground around it got a little softer. Also loved the way one anchor was always loose so you could actually pull it out of the ground if you got pumping and swinging hard enough. Ah, that which did not kill us made us stronger.

  28. Heather says:

    Um how about Granny’s sassy jammies.

  29. jnmcnally says:

    “I love pot luck, but we can’t keep asking grandma to bring the main course”

  30. hcw80 says:

    Only one mistake with this picture. She is could quite possibly be from the rural south where grandmothers can and do indeed dispatch rodents with ease. However, her correct title would be Meemaw or Big Mamma, not Granny. My friends grandfather, Big Daddy, had a racoon coat out of the critters his wife cleared out of the fields. She claimed it was the only way she was ever going to get a fur coat.

    • Antigone says:

      so true.

      • emm says:

        well, on the beverly hillbillies, before they loaded up the truck and moved to beverly–hills that is, swimmin pools, movie stars–granny came from bugtussle tennessee. and she was called granny. so, i beg to differ with you.

        • MBSS says:

          We called my granny “Granny”, and she too had better aim than most. Granny is a quite common reference in the South.

  31. Etraking says:

    The badger might have as well escaped after the whole family had cornered it…but it’s fateful mistake was charging at grandma…expecting her to be the easy gateway to freedom

  32. Ruthie says:

    grAnnie Get Your Gun!

  33. Lori says:

    I wonder what Marley would say about this for Thanksgiving…..

  34. nicswife says:

    is that a tasmanian devil?

  35. Maya B. says:

    Aside from the oddness of Grandma with a shotgun in one hand and a dead animal in the other…those steps behind her look dangerously steep.

  36. ox says:

    hey no matter how old ya are… Go Grandma! Shes probally a better shot than most kids nowadays :D

  37. Maureen says:

    Lovely ensemble. Plaid on plaid, it works every time.

  38. Boppie says:

    I”m kind of sad…but laughing…is that a cat?

  39. Don says:

    Grandma Jones was tired of winter. The long,dreary nights had taken their toll and she decided to take matters into her own hands. Some say she snapped. Others say it was premeditated. Either way, Punxsutawney Phil had seen his last dawn.

  40. devans00 says:

    Grandma’s got a stylish outfit to shoot critters.

  41. MamaSnarks says:

    Oh.

    That is absolutely spectacular.

    It may well be me in 30 years, but it is still spectacular.

  42. ballfour says:

    Critter stew tonight paw!

  43. Karen says:

    OMG..this granny is the best! Does she hire out?

  44. billy says:

    When do we eat?

  45. Johnny Cat says:

    haha! That’s AWESOME!

  46. Baldguy says:

    “If that blasted husband of mine brings home ONE MORE DEAD BADGER…”

  47. Currer Bell says:

    This was awesome scrolldown.

    Oh, it’s a picture of grandma.

    Oh my, she’s got gloves and is holding something that might be a mop or broom – guess it’s a picture of her cleaning.

    OMG, that’s some sort of dead animal.

    OM*G, that’s not a mop!

  48. kisskaystar says:

    This needs to be made into a postcard.

  49. Robert says:

    Hey kiddies! Dinner! Granny’s back from huntin’!

  50. fordogzsake says:

    i do, however, find this picture quite funny and did not see it coming as i scrolled down. more of a wt* than awkward, though.

  51. Treacle says:

    If it was in the back yard it would not be awkward. In the kitchen – AWKWARD!

  52. emm says:

    i dunno–granny in that unsightly get up with the little beast by the tail? (or leg, or whatever…) thats pretty awkward any way you slice it–backyard, kitchen or at a sunday go to meetin… just plain awkward.

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