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The Granny Alphabet.

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HildaW Sat 28-Sep-13 14:31:03

Am just perusing the Telegraph Magazine in today's paper...on page 22 it recommends Tim Walker's celebration of 'all things grande dame' and describes it as being full of 'affectionate portraits'.
Now, I am a Granny and I have a sense of humour and I am aware that bits of me are getting a bit worn out....but from what I can see in this magazine it is full of stale clichés that were out of date when my Grandma was alive. Normally I shrug this sort of thing off but honestly it has actually really annoyed me.
If anyone else sees this I'd be interested to know if its just me.

gracesmum Sun 29-Sep-13 15:10:58

You have reminded me - they were called Pickled Grannies, not squishy - DDs found that hilarious as Granny was not averse to a G&T on occasion!
Oh happy days when ignorance was bliss!

annodomini Sun 29-Sep-13 15:23:38

Just right for the tombola, Hilda?

HildaW Sun 29-Sep-13 15:36:14

I had thought so annodomini - but certain folks were not was back in the 90s and a C of E school but I still thought it was pretty harmless!

annodomini Sun 29-Sep-13 15:49:37

My ex, when asked for a donation for a tombola, used to buy a tin of prunes, remove the label and give it as a 'mystery' prize. Goodness knows what the recipients thought!

JessM Sun 29-Sep-13 16:42:03

It's a wonder that chap has not included the Wonga puppets as illustrations.

Grannylin Sun 29-Sep-13 17:34:57

Also just noticed an ad on P36 of the Review section for the New Granny's Survival Guide ( from Gransnet know the one!) so have emailed kids to say...please do not buy me this, or The Granny Alphabet, for Christmas.. ...even as a joke!! hmm