Archive for the ‘Grammie’ Category

Grammie Sings (you poor things!)

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

There was a question about the tune for Ben’s song.

The tune changes as do the words from time to time. LOL

But I will attempt to transfer the song from vimeo to Grammie Cass’s post. 🙂

Here goes!

Benjamin’s song 2011 from Cass Barrett on Vimeo.

For Ben

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Benjamin, Benjamin

Born in the winter snow.

Benjamin, Benjamin

Our own little Eskimo.

Welcomed with a winter wonderland

Come on baby

Come and take  my hand.

Benjamin,  Benjamin

You know we love you so!

With love from your Grammie.


Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Grammie Thursdays.

Monday, November 1st, 2010

The Thursday before Halloween!  Jack helped me try on my costume.

I begrudgingly allowed him to take a photo of me.

(I don’t let 3 year olds mess with my camera)

This is what he took!

He also took some great photos of the Hullabaloo game which I deleted simply because I couldn’t see using my computer memory on them… But they were great.

Jack is into a new phase.  I guess he is tired of me taking his photo, so the following is his ….retaliation? Or just being 3.

For the most part he is still very good natured.  (I remember Paul making all kinds of weird faces when asked to smile for the camera. It seemed to last into his teens…)

Put a pop in it!

Pre-birthday Gathering

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Kate and Ted flew into Boston for the big event. 🙂

Auntie opened her home to us.  We met in the Boston Garden and the boys had a great time at the playground.

The boys loved the city.

With Halloween around the corner, Jack tried out a monster hat.

The boys loved the stairs at Auntie’s .

Shopping at Whole Foods. 🙂

Next stop? Grammie’s!

(to be continued)

The Hair Thing.

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

My kids have been hearing about my hair

from early on  ….

and still it continues…..

Always with , “What am I gonna do with this crazy hair?”

Ooops that’s not me , that’s Mom!  And look at that great hair!

My Mom liked to keep my hair short.

There were hair cut episodes when I wanted to wear a paper sack over my head….. and one time I actually did!

As an adult I tended to wear it long.  Liked how easy it was to just pull it back in a ponytail.

Next thing you know ……

I needed to color the gray.

I figured colored hair wouldn’t hold up too well in a long ponytail, so I cut it to a medium length.

But it only looked good for a few minutes a day …. SERIOUSLY ! !

Mom wanted to see how gray I was.   Kim didn’t want to be grayer than me.  (She has a loooooooooooooooong way to go for that!)

Then my long time hair dresser retired from hair care!

Most of all, I was becoming tired of dealing with the roots. The roots, that’s what put me over the edge.

I made a pact with myself when I started to color, to stop coloring at age 60.

I’m a bit over 60 now.

The process was painful.  Temporary color to cover roots didn’t work.  Instead of washing out completely, it lightened and was a “lovely” shad of orange!

Silver, orange, and black.

It was not great.

My new hair dresser tried some tricky stuff trying to soften the harsh line from black to gray.

On about July, I had had it.

I went to my hair dresser and said, “cut it to the roots.  Cut all the color off.”

She was a bit nervous.  She asked, “how about I shorten it up and if you don’t like it  in two weeks, come back and I will cut it to the gray then.”

I only thought about that for a second or two and said, “cut it to the gray now.”

She said I was very brave.   🙂

(Actually, the truth is I’m just old.)

We were both amazed and pleased with the results!

Unfortunately, I have no photos of the cut that first few weeks.  This photo is 2 months into it.   I liked it better  at first.  It was spiky and edgy.  Drastic and surprising.

Now it is showing the curl.  And I can’t get it to stand straight up!

It is pretty much back to doing just as it pleases.  🙂

( Christine thinks that ‘s a good thing.  She didn’t like the wild look I was sporting)  Maybe some ‘dippity-do” …..

So to all the questions I get at work ….. here are some answers!

No,  it is not a summer cut.

No, it wasn’t to be simpler to take care of.

No, I didn’t think I would be ravishing if I cut it.

Though it was a vanity that made me cut it short….. very short.

Don’t get me wrong; I do love wearing my hair long.

But, ya know? I’ve been coloring it for quite some time now.  I needed to stop.

Mothers’ Day 2010

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

There were 5 Mothers at our Mothers’ Day gathering.

But it was all about me, right?

Well, these are the only photos I have!  I didn’t get behind the camera at all that day.  I don’t know what is wrong with me lately.

Any way.

My daughters were too generous!  and there were wonderful gifts from them all.

Kim,  Anne,  and Jack put together a  gift that brought me to tears.

Well, at first it was astonishment, but then tears.

You see, I have made up some songs that I sing to Jack and Ted.  The boys are learning them!  But the most astonishing thing is that Kim put them together in this adorable collage.

Oh!  I did actually get behind the camera for a few photos of Jack in his spiffy, black suit jacket.

I apologize to all the other Mothers at our party, Ruth and Pat and Kim and Anne.  I do wish I had taken a few more photos.  I always like a good group photo and I just didn’t get it together.

Hope all had a great day, and didn’t get blown away by all that wind!

Happy Spring.

What’s all the Buzz?

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Word had it that Ted was in town. The paparazzi started lining up !

And just what was all the excitement?

Ted was about to take off! Leap tall buildings in a single bound and all that.

What was that, Grammie? You didn’t have your camera ready? Yikes!

And now for the perfect landing. 🙂

More on the Economy

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Well, I mentioned to Ted that Jack had done some figuring on the calculator about the state of the economy.

Ted said, “Grammie? let me take a look.”

Since I think it is always a good idea to get a second opinion, I let him have a go at that calculator.

He took his time.

And, thought it looked like Ouijas board stuff to me, ….

He said he was being very serious and that I should trust him.


He took that ‘ole’ calculator and tossed it on the floor.
He said, “Grammie? get your self a new computer and get with it!”
Then in a kinder tone, he said,

“Hang in there Grammie, the best is yet to come!”

Man! I love that boy, too!


Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Jack had noticed the general concern about the state of the national economy. So he hauled out the calculator to make a few computations.

He fiddled and computed and fidgeted a bit.

Then he came to a conclusion.
He said, “Grammie? Everything is going to turn out all right.”

I love that boy!