posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 03:18 PM
reply to post by horseplay
Yes, the jolt was pretty memorable. I can't believe I wasn't hurt worse but when my grandmother would tell them story (when she was still alive),
she said I flew across the room. LOL - not sure about THAT....
But what I really remember is her telling me (sternly), "I TOLD YOU not to stick that bobby pin in there!"
I guess you have to have known her but that was just how she was. Loving but... "commanding". And even though I was her first grandbaby, she had 6
kids of her own (the two youngest still in the house when I was) so she was not a "paranoid first time Mom".
Interestingly, another strong memory of my young childhood with her is similar. She was taking my temperature with an old mercury thermometer. I kept
clicking my teeth on it and she told me to stop. She turned her back and I clicked them VERY hard on it behind her back. Of course, it broke.
I guess I spit out the glass in time and the mercury didn't touch either of us. I don't know but I do remember the mercury in an interesting pool on
the floor. She would try to wipe it up and it would slide away (yes, I realize how stupid this was, etc.). Anyway, right when I did it, I am sure you
can guess her comment. Didn't ask if I was ok. Didn't act overly concerned about the toxic mercury on the floor. She said, "I TOLD YOU to quit
clicking your teeth on that!" God I loved her. :-)
As far as the music box - yes, it got lost over the years. I think her youngest son (who lived in the house when I did) took it away to college when
he went (this music boxed moved all the way through the kids in the family). Obviously, it never came back. :-( I would give anything to be able to
find a music box like that again.
But yes... at least the memories are awesome.