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Re: shelly_b

Tee-totalers, 'eh? I can understand if her father had been a heavy drinker. My grandma's Panatellas didn't smell awful like regular cigars. Fortunately. Some of 'em really stink! I literally gag from them. 

posted by RPresta on November 10, 2017 at 10:56 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Re: Re: BC

I don't think anyone in my dad's family drank beer. I don't care much for it but like I said, I'll force one down on a very hot day about once a year or so. It may be an acquired taste. 

posted by RPresta on November 10, 2017 at 10:54 PM | link to this | reply

Re: FSI

I had a friend who smoked those Virginia Slims. Yes, GG was quite the wrestler. I remember my grandma laughing while she watched wrestling. She probably would have loved Wrestlemania. LOL. 

posted by RPresta on November 10, 2017 at 10:52 PM | link to this | reply

Re: C_C_T

That's too bad you didn't get to know them. Yes, there was a time when everyone smoked, you tobacco grower! I also do think grandmothers look and act younger now. 

posted by RPresta on November 10, 2017 at 10:50 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Aba Bro

That's a new brand to me, did it get bought out by someone! Thank you!

posted by RPresta on November 10, 2017 at 10:49 PM | link to this | reply

My Italian Grandmother never smoked, or drank.  She would get so upset when my grandfather would take a swig of his whiskey in front of her. My grandmother's father was a heavy drinker so I'm told.  For a while my brother smoked cigars.  Thank goodness he kicked the habit!  I can't stand the smell!  

posted by shelly_b on November 10, 2017 at 3:30 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Re: BC

She was my maternal grandmother... her family was from around Naples.  Her mother didn't drink beer... my mother didn't like beer at all.  I drink it, but it's not my favorite.  It usually depends on the food or situation... Corona on the beach is nice.

I can't really figure out where she developed a taste for it... because I feel beer is truly an acquired taste.  She married very young... I thought perhaps when my grandfather was in WWII.  But I never saw him take a drink in my entire life... 

posted by -blackcat on November 10, 2017 at 8:50 AM | link to this | reply

A cigar smoking grandmother. LOL.

Georgeous George was a revolutionary wrestler, probably one of the first real "bad" guys in wrestling. 

My paternal grandmother did not smoke. My maternal grandmother was chainsmoked Virginia Slims.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on November 10, 2017 at 8:49 AM | link to this | reply

I am afraid both passed away before I even knew them. Of course once nearly everyone smoked once I grew my own tobacco it was rank. Not a good idea for grandmothers these days. Attitudes change and grandmothers look younger,well some do.

posted by C_C_T on November 10, 2017 at 12:34 AM | link to this | reply

My grand dad smoked a brand called 100 Panama Hats, a brand no longer available now. I'll be back to read your other ones, just when I can squeeze some time off. 

posted by anibanerjee on November 9, 2017 at 11:59 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Ciel

Now that's a real ciggie! My dad smoked those at one time. 

posted by RPresta on November 9, 2017 at 7:21 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Kabu

My dad also enjoyed taking that same medicine of an evening, and I am not averse to it occasionally, either. She must have been fun in her own way! Stories?

posted by RPresta on November 9, 2017 at 7:20 PM | link to this | reply

Re: BC

Maybe her DNA would reveal some other ethnicities there... Is she of your maternal line? The mtDNA changes very little over 20-25 generations. So, do you like beer? I am not that fond of it, but will rarely, and I mean rarely, have a Newcastle ale. 

posted by RPresta on November 9, 2017 at 7:18 PM | link to this | reply

Re: There were cartoons based on Southern life where little old ladies

Ah, yes, I've heard of those but never knew anyone who did smoke them either. My mom said she had smoked cornsilk as a kid! I had never heard of that one. My parents stopped smoking also, and one of the last things my mother ever said to me was, "Don't smoke." Thank you, Pat. 

posted by RPresta on November 9, 2017 at 7:15 PM | link to this | reply

My grandmother chain-smoked Pall Malls.

posted by Ciel on November 9, 2017 at 4:46 PM | link to this | reply

Gram was Queen Victoria in her black dress ruling over her large family, a true Matriarch. However, at bed time, she always had a rather large, medicinal brandy. 

posted by Kabu on November 9, 2017 at 4:35 PM | link to this | reply

LOL... my grandma didn't smoke.  She did surprise everyone when she occassionally chugged down a beer in the summer.  She was a little italian lady... so it didn't fit her at all... I don't know where she developed her liking for beer.

posted by -blackcat on November 9, 2017 at 3:47 PM | link to this | reply

There were cartoons based on Southern life where little old ladies

smoked corncob pipes, but I never actually met one who did. My gram was against tobacco in any form, and Mom stopped smoking at age 68 when a doctor told her she had a choice, she could smoke or she could breathe.  

posted by Pat_B on November 9, 2017 at 1:19 PM | link to this | reply

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