UN-Fascinating Housewife: Teresa Giudice Wins Most Unchanged of 2014

Posted on Jan 2 2015 - 11:15am by BeachSpin

Teresa Giudice

A new and tasty tidbit about “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, Teresa Giudice, has been discovered. Teresa made the NY Daily News list of the LEAST fascinating people of 2014. The Giudice shout out in the story is pretty right on, and I sort of wish I wrote it!

“Teresa Giudice. Most of us, if we overturned a table at a dinner party, we’d be a “jerk.” We’re still not sure how it made Teresa a “star.” Now she’s about to be fitted for orange, still whining that she didn’t know what she signed and it was her lawyer’s fault and she’s a great mom and … oh, just shut up.”

Now I know what most of you are thinking...All About the Tea cannot possibly be co-signing to such a badge of irrelevance!  If anything, this site would vote Teresa the MOST fascinating character of 2014, right? We have watched her antics as a shrieking table flipper, a bitter sister-in-law, a cookbook author, a discovered crook, and a soon to be up the river inmate. Ahhh, the memories!  She has provided endless jaw dropping material, and keeps us hopping with all of her crazy felon ways.  However…the article’s point is legit, because throughout all of the ups and downs of this Housewife’s hijinks, MUCH has stayed the same.  In other words, no growth, no change, no evolution…..very UN-fascinating, to say the least!

  • Teresa has never accepted responsibility for her crimes against banks, small businesses and individuals. Her indictment, conviction, sentencing,  and any day now incarceration have been labeled as the fault of… **drum roll please**…her lawyers, the judge, her reading tutor, Bravo, Joe, Andy, the viewers, the press, her mailman, Kim G….you get the idea.  Who could forget those adorable catch phrases that we’ve been hearing for months now?  This could happen to anyone…. I don’t know what’s happening right now….I didn’t read the document….we’re good people….what does that big word mean again?  She will have LOTS in common with her future roommates!
  • Teresa has always considered herself a steller  mother, and claims that everything she does is for her four beautiful daughters.  But to shower children with meaningless clutter, allow “butthole” to be routinely screeched at adults, and to seek to market your kids, a la Kris Jenner, is definitely questionable.  That tiny quandary of being guilty of a theft so massive that the consequences include being yanked away from your family, and plunked into the clink, is also problematic.  Has Teresa even apologized to her children?
  • Teresa refuses to stop spending STOLEN money.  In spite of being buried in debt, she won’t bite the downsizing bullet, and when Monday rolls around, she will leave a showy mansion, and be transported in a luxury vehicle.  She continues to spend, and has not humbled her open pursuit of flashy opulence. That outward persona has not changed.
  • Teresa has yet to show ANY public remorse or even vocalized full acknowledgement of her crimes.  The only voiced ‘apology’ we have seen was  a weak and carefully rehearsed phrase thrown out to her fans, those who actually spend cash on her peddled endeavors.
  • Teresa Giudice is blog-worthy for sure…but fascinating?  People who are fascinating have dimension, depth, and an interesting allure, all of which don’t really describe watching a squealing, careening and crashing car wreck.  “Shut up” Teresa…INDEED.

 

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  • TJ Marcus

    Great article!! My feelings exactly.

    • twifan2

      I think those are the feelings of actual taxpayers, hard working people-TJ Marcus.
      Tre just won’t realize it. :/

  • twifan2

    “fascinating’??? *cough, cough*

  • DSS

    Spot on! I am done with reading about her…….. till the next article. Lol

    • twifan2

      Your ‘guilty‘ pleasure, DSS?

      • DSS

        I knewwwwww this was coming…….
        STANDING UP CLEARING THROAT

        Hi, I’m DSS and I am a tre-ape junkie

        • twifan2

          *hands DDS a sprinkle(hide it DSS)*
          This too shall pass. 😉

          • Rochelle Barozzi

            LOL!! You guys crack me up! I love reading your banter. 😀

          • cait

            Not banter, Rochelle, we truly hate each other ! Who says you can’t learn from The RH of NJ !

          • Rochelle Barozzi

            LOLOL!!! yes, yes I do see that extreme hate. Hey, never to old to learn from the RHW right???

          • cait

            Now you’re cookin’ on gas !

          • twifan2

            With the stove lit! 🙂
            She be hot now, cait!

        • Guardian

          Head hung low, “What she said.”

          • twifan2

            Hang your head high,Guardian!
            *keeps the sprinkles from going down the front of your shirt!* 🙂

          • Guardian

            So I guess you saw me saving the cookies from the trash? Busted!

          • twifan2

            Yep. IF you hadn’t of stopped at the other trash bin, Chats wouldn’t of seen you! 🙂

            http://i.imgur.com/jeMnhXn.jpg

          • Guardian

            I am ashamed. Chats, “I’ll make it right . . . whatever right means.”

          • twifan2

            Ever wonder ‘why that’s happening to you?’ 😉

          • Guardian

            Um – no. Hey – new story just posted – going to it now to read – something about her co-stars helping to raise her kids?

          • twifan2

            Me too! Be right over….

          • cait

            Tarzan had a better chance, at least the apes were civilised !

  • MorningYawn

    That is some goooood stuff! Wish I had written that quote as well!

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. First season I thought she was boring and an idiot. I really thought they would get rid of her because she contributed so little. She flipped that table and people loved her… Wha…??? She had a temper tantrum during a conversation that didn’t really include her… That was the whole point of Danielle’s comment. And she got a cult following , and product endorsement. It has never made any sense to me. She was rewarded handsomely for atrocious behavior… A cycle she continues with her daughters. I will just never ever get her “rise” but I’m not at all surprised by the “fall.”

    • twifan2

      I couldn’t get over her line on the reunion show about ‘Empires rising again’???
      WHAT empire!?

      • Lucy94

        A couple of vats of wine sitting in a NJ warehouse and a recipe you could make in a Susie Homemaker oven. That’s all I got.

      • cait

        I think she said “Vampires rising again”

        • twifan2

          True Blood vampires? 🙂

          • cait

            Let’s hope they don’t do the cavity search !

          • twifan2

            Wouldn’t mind if it were Eric, Bill, …
            🙂

    • I1ST5XS

      Exactly! I had her number when she plunked down that 120k plus in cash for that Gawd awful gaudy furniture! Knew she was a counterfeit dumbass! She lied, scammed, manipulated and acted like a lunatic … Then, like you stated, she gets this cult following of fans. Never ever liked her nor did I get how anyone could stand her or be blinded by her obvious lies and manipulation of facts. I don’t know what it means about her fans other than that they are really special! LOL!

  • cait

    On a beach, far, far away, Kathy made a remark that she’d love to open a restaurant but it would take her away from her kids, due to the long hours, etc. The Tree, who doesn’t own a restaurant, started screaming that Kathy was accusing her of neglecting her kids, blah, blah, blah ! Still trying to get my head around her madness ! Throw in the Christening and you’ve got a lunatic on your hands !

    • Lucy94

      Don’t forget her chasing Danielle through the country club screaming “is bitch better?”. And then the cops show up and she lies to their face saying she doesn’t have any ID on her.

      • twifan2

        I guess she didn’t drive herself there then?
        No Driver’s license in her bag.

    • Guardian

      I’ve never seen anyone who takes innocuous remarks and statements as personal attacks and insults like T does – responding with vicious fervor, holding a grudge forever.

      • twifan2

        The world revolves around Tre, didn’t you know Guardian? ;D

        • Guardian

          I know – I’m slipping in my old age.

          • twifan2

            Have a glass of Wally World’s finest. It’ll get the brain cells firing! 🙂
            Cheers

          • Guardian

            We’re expecting a big snow to set in soon so I just dashed out to get a few things – Twinkies, Cheetos, chocolate milk (calcium is so important!), etc. And some lottery tickets. That’s how I roll twi! Wish we’d get some word on that suit response. I’m snacked up and ready to go for the weekend.

          • twifan2

            More snow? 🙁
            Throw in some bean dip & Doritos- ▲ ► ▼ ◄ ▲ ► ▼ ◄
            I’m in! 🙂

          • Guardian

            Oh those are staples for me! C’mon over!

          • twifan2

            Chats needs tuna-packed in spring water.
            We’ll be right over! 🙂

          • Guardian

            Got that too! Have lots of goodies on hand for the three kits as well. They don’t like tuna or salmon though, unless I add chicken. For former ferals, they sure have acquired tastes but I have spoiled them rotten. Why not as I see it?!

          • twifan2

            Chats was a ‘throw away’ kitty. 🙁
            BUT DANG! He got 1 taste of salmon, caviar, spring pack tuna-& that was it! He smells it-he’s right there! 😀

          • Guardian

            Poor baby. I can just imagine his rush for the goodies. There is a joy in it – I find in being able to provide all that one can. One man’s throw away can be another’s treasure.

          • twifan2

            Who ever ‘threw him away’ will never have the pleasure of his company! 🙂
            *Yes Chats. I typed that just as you told me*

          • cait

            TF2, you didn’t throw him far enough ! !

          • twifan2

            I didn’t throw Chats away, I caught him. 🙂

          • cait

            Got that TF2 ! But just think of the $13m you’d have in the chicken coop if you didn’t have to feed, and look after Le Chat !

          • twifan2

            $13m? Chats neva said anything to me about $13m?! >(
            *&^% CHATS get your furry butt in here NOW!!!

          • cait

            You’ve made my day TF2 ! My moggies, Top Cat and McGill were also “found” cats ! They ruled the house with a rod of steel !

          • twifan2

            All the ‘zoo’ are rescued critters. 🙂
            They make awesome companions!

          • Fritz the. At

            I am on my way to sunny Florida tomorrow, away from the east coast cold. I will think of tre and her cavity search while lying on the beach on a vacation we paid for with hard earned money, not stolen $$$

          • cait

            Fritzy, you’re just jealous that she’s getting a cavity search !

          • Fritz the. At

            That made me smile. But I bet I could pay for a cavity search in south beach if I look hard enough.

          • twifan2

            Don’t think you have to look that hard, Fritz! 😀
            Wear a thong!
            Can we get a pic of that, Fritz? 🙂

          • Fritz the. At

            20 years ago maybe. Not now.

          • cait

            Fritzy in a thong, get his butt around here, right now !

          • Guardian

            Have a wonderful time!

          • Lucy94

            Have a great time! I’m in the Midwest and going to Vegas next month to kiss a palm tree. Personally, I couldn’t enjoy something bought with stolen money.

          • itsjustme

            We’re expecting a nasty mixed bag of weather starting tomorrow. I’m heading out this afternoon to stock up before the ish hits. I’m not looking forward to the rain, sleet, freezing rain and finally several inches of snow over the next 2 days.

          • Guardian

            That sounds like us – a few inches the other day but read this morn it’s going to get ugly with sleet then snow and high winds along with a big drop in temp that will stay around for awhile. Stock those snacks now as the big T day is coming and I can’t imagine the show without my goodies.

          • Flanagan

            Seems we enjoy the same food group. I found a bottle of Bosco at the World Market last month. I haven’t had it in years. And, it’s fortified with B vitamins! Hey, why take that pesky little pill anymore-a slug of Bosco a day is all I need!

          • twifan2

            Bosco?

          • Flanagan

            It’s a chocolate syrup, like Hersheys syrup. It was around when I was a kid in the 50’s. I thought it had disappeared, and then stumbled on some at the World Market, which sells many oddball things you don’t see in the grocery stores. I could hear choirs of angels singing when I laid eyes on it. AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!

          • twifan2

            I LIVE at World Market! 🙂
            I’ll have to look for Bosco next time I’m there…tomorrow. 🙂

          • Flanagan

            Isn’t it the greatest! I love all of the kitchen gadgets, and the food section is like no other. I especially like the pancake mixes, and the scones are SO good. In the summer they have the old time candy, and I load up on the Nut Goodie Bars. mmmmmmm……….

          • twifan2

            I go to their wine section! AMAZING! 🙂
            I love looking at all their food stuff. SO MANY different things! o.0
            They have cute toys too.
            Going to spend a fortune there tomorrow! 😮

          • Flanagan

            It’s especially nice to get the $10 off a $30 purchase coupon. And yes, the wine section is a rainbow of beauty, isn’t it! Happy shopping tomorrow! :):)

          • twifan2

            I have coupons, gift cards all set to go! 🙂
            Thanks! I’ll pick up a bottle of some wine for you, Flanagan! 🙂

          • Flanagan

            Hey twifan2, what a generous soul you are! Cheers!

          • twifan2

            What’s your preference?
            Red? White? Rose’? …

          • Flanagan

            Oh Rose’, of course!

          • Atomicbetty1000

            I love Bosco. I, also, found it in Cost Plus. Great find! Thank you!

          • Flanagan

            Bosco definitely has an edge over Hersheys. I was so thrilled to see it-you would have thought I had stumbled on the Hope Diamond!

          • Atomicbetty1000

            Yes, just as good as the hope diamond!

          • Flanagan

            :):):)

          • Atomicbetty1000

            Restoration Hardware also carries some of the “old time” candies, and some small toys, around the holidays, if you are interested…. Red Hot Fireballs, lol, a personal favorite!

          • Flanagan

            Hey thanks….I looked up Restoration Hardware, and there’s one about 10 miles away. I’m always up for visiting a new place, so I’ll be there next week!

          • Atomicbetty1000

            Their “retro candy is in a super small size, but still fun. I don’t know if they carry it after Christmas, but it is fun around the holidays!

          • Flanagan

            Do you remember a candy bar called the “Triple Decker”? It was a layer of dark choc., white choc. and milk chocolate, in a square bar, that could be broken off in pieces like a Hershey bar. Some of the sites talk of them being around in the 70’s in a blue and red wrapper, but the very first ones came out in the 60’s, with a yellow and brown wrapper. That was my favorite candy of all when I was small. I also love the Brown&Haley Mountain Bars. Thankfully, those can be ordered. Oh, and Skybars too. Great candy bar that gives you four chocolates with different flavored centers. Okay, that’s it….I’m going to drink some Bosco right out of the bottle……..

          • Guardian

            Hey girl!!!!!!!!! How are you? How were your holidays? Wonderful I hope. I am staying with this site now for many reasons.

          • Flanagan

            Hey Gaurdian! So good to hear from you! Doing great, holidays were wonderful. How about you? LOVE this site. I have to run out for about an hour, but I’ll be back…….

          • twifan2
    • cait

      At the reunion didn’t Andy show her the clip, proving what Melissa had said, that the baby was alone, but she completely denied it !

    • MorningYawn

      And didn’t tre then say “I’m going to open up a restaurant” almost immediately. Pull the rug out from under her, why don’t ya.

  • cait

    I also seem to remember, in the early days, Joe asking her to come help at the Pizza shop ! The look on her face was incredulous ! Did she ever work in her life ?

    • twifan2

      She worked at Macys, I think-as a salesgirl.

      • cait

        I’m sure she put it out that she was a buyer at Macys ! You have to be very bright and intuitive to do that job !

        • twifan2

          ‘Buyer’? NO WAY! Have to have a 4-yr degree for that.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Yes, her bio did claim that she was a Macy’s buyer. Later it became “assistant buyer.” In handbags.

          • twifan2

            I thought it came out she was a cosmetic counter girl? o.0

          • twifan2

            Think the lady Bug foundation will take her off their committees now?
            She is a felon. Fraud.
            ‘Teresa is a committee member for Project Ladybug, a charity founded by fellow RHONJ co-star Dina Manzo’

          • Guardian

            If it’s Di-nial’s chapter she won’t.

          • twifan2

            Zender may have to ‘follow’ the laws set down by the foundation.

          • cait

            Wot’s that ? Gather money, stash it somewhere safe ! Oh goddit ! I can do that ! Love laws, don’t you ?

      • Lucy94

        She owned a stucco company and made $16,000 a month with W-2’s to prove it! Oh, wait.

        • twifan2

          She can ‘help’ print out W-2s 🙂

    • cait

      Dim Thing, ATL, said she was a registered nurse, but left after a month, being pregnant with Breanna ! If I told lies in an empty house, it would be all over the place in a few hours, yet these people are on National TV !

  • She Stinks!

    3-ish days to clink clink! Can’t wait for the mugshot. What is fascinating about her, is her complete disregard for law, the process and her massive delusions.

    • Rochelle Barozzi

      It is just amazing isn’t it?

  • colleen

    Can anyone name ONE redeeming quality of Tre’s?
    I can’t

    • cait

      Can name loads 1. Her integrity. 2. Her intelligent, respectful dawters. 3. Her wonderful, faithful husband. 4. Oh shit ! I forgot to take my tablets again ! !

      • twifan2

        *hands cait her meds & a bourbon chaser* 🙂

        • cait

          Stuff the meds TF2, chuck over the bourbon !

          • twifan2

            Straight? Splash of soda? On the rocks, cait? 🙂
            *OH HECK, just hands over bottle*

          • cait

            Where’s the straw, numfty ? You don’t expect me to move, do you ?

          • twifan2

            :/

          • cait

            Yeh, Yeh, but where’s the feckin’ straw ?

          • twifan2

            Chats’ sitting on it right now. As soon as he’s off it, I’ll bring it to you. 🙂

      • Rochelle Barozzi

        LOLOL!!!!!

    • twifan2

      How much time do we get until we have to come up with one,colleen?
      *needs to put 2 boxes of wine in fridge for the ‘Wrack Your Brain-athan’ :/

    • WestCoastFeed

      She’s industrious.

    • Lucy94

      Ummmmmm. She’s “special”.

    • I1ST5XS

      No! She has none that I can discern.

  • Anne Green

    I don’t think “fascinating” is ever a word that I would associate with Teresa. Personally, I look at her as one of Mother Nature’s jokes. You know it’s not polite to stare and ask questions…..but you just can’t help yourself!!!

  • Rochelle Barozzi

    Huzzah!! Well said.

  • Fritz the. At

    Great article. My feelings exactly.

  • cait

    Gosh, this is fun today ! My nose has nearly stopped running, so off to dry out the gazillion tissues that will NOT go to waste !

  • Guardian

    New T article on this site! Click!

  • cait

    Big Bertha and Slaggy Aggie must be wetting themselves in excitement !

    • Lucy94

      LMAO!! But, I don’t think I can forgive you for the visual.

      • cait

        Just think how Fritzy is feeling !

  • misstc

    Watched Shawshank Redemption twice this past week & 2nd time I noticed Morgan Freeman explain how it feels the first night-the terror & reality when those bars clink closed at night & lights out-is when one realizes they have all the time in the world to think. I wonder what will be Tre’s thoughts? I also wonder how she will be rec’d by the other inmates. You think they treat her like a celebrity or show her how pedestrian she really is?

    • Lucy94

      Oh, it will be the latter. Prison has it’s own class system.

    • Yolie

      I hope she gets punched in the face like Martha Stewart did.

      • Newchild

        Huh?

      • cait

        Sure ! OJ got fast tracked through the process, got a prime cell, and was treated like a demi-god by guards and inmates, alike ! Rose West, the mass murderer, is selling her autographs at £5 a go ! Crims love ’em !

  • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

    After all this time, I really don’t see Teresa changing her ways.
    She has spent 10 long years committing various felonies & crimes & has never admitted to her guilt. She has spent the last 5 years flaunting & showing off how she lives off of those stolen, scammed ill-gotten monies & still has shown no ownership for the role she has played in those criminal acts. She takes no responsibility for the choices she made & in turn the devastation she has caused countless others.
    I definitely don’t want to see the girls hurt but because of their parents choices it is inevitable. So I am hoping that the first time she sees her children walking away defeated, damaged & heartbroken because they have to leave their mother in prison, the facade will crumble enough for Teresa to wake up & change who & what she has become.
    (Check that, cause I truly believe this is “who” she is at her core.), But I hope she will then realize the harm she has caused those girls & change not only for the girls sake, but for her own. Whether she realizes it or even acknowledges it, she has been handed many, many golden opportunities & squandered them all.
    Hope she doesn’t choose to repeat that same, foolish, sorry mistake this time around.

    • Flanagan

      Hi Tigerlily. You know, I really believe Teresa has so dug her heels in, and so firmly believes she has been wronged by all those around her, she will never see truth. Her oppressive narcissism is is so inflexible, she cannot and will not see beyond how this is effecting HER. The fact that she would ask her 13 year old daughter to take care of her younger sisters says it all. Instead of saying “I’ll find someone who loves you, to take care of all of you. Don’t you worry about a thing”, she puts this responsibility off on her daughter. I would like to think I will be wrong about this, but I believe she will huff out of prison being even more indignant and resentful, since after all, in Teresa’s world, she is an innocent victim, wrongly accused and convicted. It will be interesting to see how inflated her martyr syndrome will have grown, and all of the people she will accuse of not treating her daughters correctly whilst she was in the slammer. There will be no gratitude, rather the usual litany of accusations and aspersions to every single person who had any contact with her children.

      • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

        Hi Flanagan! Happy new year Hon! All my best to you & yours for a happy, healthy, blessed & joyous 2015.

        Sadly I think everything you said is spot on. The only thing that truly matters to Teresa is Teresa. She’s shown that to be true time & time again.

        • Flanagan

          Happy New Year to you as well, Tigerlilly! You know, the best we all can say about this entire Giudice saga is, She’s Teresa, and We’re not! And the countdown goes on!

  • TGtP – Nene’s New Wig

    Great review and commentary. And the review of the other great article was refreshing as well.
    What I have been wondering is something that is so obvious to most, if not all of us who DON’T hold positive support for Teresa Giudice.
    You don’t have to have a college degree to be an intelligent individual who has common sense. Hell, it’s pretty obvious that one doesn’t even need to necessarily go past their high school diploma to be intelligent and have common sense.
    So what is it about this couple of convicted felons that makes them so bent on thinking that they know what is correct and right (that they should be not guilty of the crimes that they have been convicted of) in this over 10 year escapade of stealing, lying, gipping, multitudes of individuals and businesses including the national government – IRS?
    Seriously, they haven’t listened to any number of lawyers for AND against them, a previously convicted felon who actually served time in prison who represented Teresa G. in preparation for her prison stint, a Federal Judge, a State Judge, the list is likely as long as your arm (literally). Why is it such a mysteriously elusive creature for these people to actually face up and recognize that they BROKE THE LAW numerous times, got caught and are soon to be incarcerated for it.
    Why are they so damn ignorant and maintain that ignorance as if it’s some kind of rewarded metal? And why do their supporters maintain this same stance when the evidence of their guilt and IGNORANCE is so blasted obvious!
    Why does stupid beget more stupid. It’s like you would expect Teresa to tell you that the very large Black SUV that just drove past her, is actually White. How does anybody argue with that kind of incredibly contrary and just plain stupid attitude?
    It’s an exasperating situation. There is no logic and no reasoning with that kind of ignorant self belief that Teresa AND her Tre-Huggers maintain.
    So the only reasonable thing to do is to walk away…walk away and the shaking of the head, rolling of the eyes and the palm flatting your own forehead gestures and then the whole scenario repeats probably numerous times. Because it’s just so damn perplexing that this depth of ignorance is cultivated among this couple and their blind AND deaf supporters.
    It’s just so ridiculous how much stupid surrounds Teresa and Joe Giudice.
    Is the caliber of people that Bravo searches out, there just because Bravo wants to couple nimrods with people who are intelligent and use common sense… and then the verbal shouting matches begin. What an exercise in ignorance and futility!
    Do you feel a lot smarter after watching any of these Bravo RHW franchise shows? YOU should! Because this scenario is always on wash, rinse repeat on every single one of those shows!
    Sheeesh!

    • Flanagan

      Great post! “There is no logic and no reasoning…..”. That, in a nutshell, is the story of Teresa and Joe Giudice. Those of us who do not engage in cheating, lying, theft, fraud and all of the myriad crimes the Giudices regularly involve themselves in, will NEVER have any understanding of their mind set. Because we can’t. Those who are devoid of conscience and a moral compass to guide them are free to commit every type of crime against anyone who comes their way. There’s nothing in their minds and hearts to remind them it’s wrong to deprive others of what is rightfully theirs. If Teresa and Joe Giudice see it, they deserve it, and they’re going to get it. No matter what it takes.

  • Flanagan

    Awww, what a wonderful story! And what a great grandmother! I had a one of a kind Granny, who passed away way too soon, when I was just 16. She was a riot. She lived with us for a few years when I was very young, and all the neighborhood kids called her Granny. She would sit in the front yard, under the shade trees, entertaining all of us with her colorful stories. She loved watching wrestling, the roller derby, reading true detective magazines, and Liberace and Elvis Presley. Aahh, what a Granny.
    My other grandmother (my Dad’s mother), on the other hand, never liked any of us. And she lived till she was 90, never sick a day in her life till she sat down one afternoon, and peacefully died. I remember my mother calling to tell me she had died, and it barely made a blip on the radar. Unlike when Granny died, and I thought I would never stop crying. I still have all of the cards and notes Granny sent me through the years. I don’t think I have one single thing from grandmother. Probably because she never gave me anything. But that was okay;it didn’t bother me at all, even when I was very little. I had Granny, and I wasn’t bothered by a grandmother who really didn’t like anyone. After my grandfather died when I was 8, she lived alone the entire rest of her life, and didn’t want anyone living with her. Sad, isn’t it? She missed out on so much, but I don’t think it mattered to her. Anyway, that was a nice little trip down memory lane! And yes, GOOD grandparents are priceless!

    • Atomicbetty1000

      I agree with you, about grandparents. It is interesting that your happy loving grandmother died younger then your very own curmudgeon. I would think the sad, leave me alone, can’t be bothered, would be out first. It sure makes one wonder what the ultimate plan is for each of us. Do you think your curmudgeon was happy by herself?

      • Flanagan

        Ooooh yes, Grandmother loved her own company, and didn’t need or want anyone else. She never went to a doctor in her life (simply showed up at the hospital for my Dad’s arrival), never was sick, lived in a nice 3 bedroom house and took care of it by herself. Tough as nails. We lived just about 10 miles away, but she never showed any interest in being with us. She did come for Christmas day, and was pleasant enough, but she could have been at the neighbor’s for all the warmth she exuded. She never drove, and either my Dad or Mom took her for all of her errands. She never asked them to stay and visit. When she passed away, I was so grateful my parents finally got some financial security from her estate. My dad was an only child, so they got it all. My parents had struggled financially for years, and Grandmother knew it, and never offered them a penny. It was truly a joy for my siblings and I to see our parents finally be able to pay off their bills, pay their house off and have a nice nest egg.
        Yes, we have talked often about our sweet Granny who died too soon, and old Grandmother who just plugged along doing fine till the moment she died. It DOES make you wonder, doesn’t it. It’s hard to believe Grandmother enjoyed life, but she really did. She just didn’t need or want any of her family. Oh-here’s something funny. Grandmother was so against my parents marrying, that they ran away and got hitched. They never had a real wedding, so for their 50th Anniversary, my brother, sisters and I had a wonderful party for them, complete with a beautiful wedding cake. It was so wonderful to see them so thrilled to finally cut their wedding cake. Sigh…….that was 25 years ago……time goes by in the blink of an eye, doesn’t it.

        • Atomicbetty1000

          Time surely does fly by. I can’t believe I need to buy a new calendar, again. Who keeps changing the year? To bad about your grandmother, I think she missed out on a lot of joy, but she seemed satisfied with her life. I think every family gets that one person that just doesn’t seem to fit. It’s like a square peg in a round whole. I guess as long as they are happy, it doesn’t matter. At least your dad had your mom and their beautiful children, and grandchildren.

          • Flanagan

            It’s seems the older we get, the faster the years go by. When you’re a kid, the beginning of summer vacation seems like a wonderful, endless dream come true of sleeping in, playing hide and seek with friends, swimming in the neighbor’s pool, building forts with empty cardboard boxes, and all the rest of the adventures of childhood. Now, that same summer is gone in the blink of an eye. And sometimes, when telling a story about a day in your life, you realize it was 35 years ago that it happened. Do you ever look at your high school yearbooks, and can’t remember most of your classmates? I will remember many names, but don’t remember anything else about them. But, when you don’t keep up with people, and years go by, I guess that’s what’s to be expected. I’ve never gone to any of my high school reunions. How much can you catch up after 20, 30 40 years? Not only that, but they’re at high end places that are exorbitantly expensive. So, I’m happy to stay home, occasionally leaf through my old yearbooks, and get a laugh at my pictures with my long, straight surfer hair!

  • Babson_Chick

    So she won UN-fascinating and UN-changed – that’s an Un-surprise in my book.