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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

When I think of fiddle-dee-dee I am immediately transported back to the time I first heard Scarlett O'Hara say it in Gone With The Wind. 

I remember being very fascinated with Scarlett. She seemed so vulnerable on the one hand, but so independent and conniving on the other. A very complex character. 

I never really thought about the meaning of fiddle-dee-dee. I suppose I just thought it was her flippant southern way of dismissing something. As it actually means nonsense, I guess that was a pretty good interpretation. 

I don't get to see my grandchildren who live in Atlanta very often, so when I want to see their sweet faces in real time we FaceTime. Yesterday Tessa, who is now five wanted to model her new Minnie Mouse costume that had just arrived. 

I oohed and aahed over her adorableness and spoke quickly to my other two grandchildren. It has to be quick because Tessa whips the phone away so that we can commence with what is important. 

What is important is fiddle-dee-dee. It consists of silliness, playing as if we are in the same room, and Tessa holding the phone while she flips and turns all around their house making me dizzy. 

I should clarify that what may seem to be fiddle-dee-dee to other people is important stuff to us. 

Thanks to the magic of FaceTime we are for a short time together. We are able to bond. It is an important time for me and for my grandchildren. 

I think about times past when grandparents were separated from their grandchildren for long periods of time with very little communication. I wonder if it was terribly sad for them.

I know I am grateful for modern technology. It can sure brighten up a lonely day and it is definitely not fiddle-dee-dee.


  1. I know how lucky I am to live near my Grands and see them so often. I treasure being so involved in their lives. Facetime is amazing and I use it to 'see' my West Coast daughter who I miss so much. Hugs!

  2. You're lucky to have this time to keep the bond going with them!

  3. I are lucky to get to connect with them like this! Sure makes it easier to be apart! Sweet photos! Hugs, Diane

  4. We facetime all the time with our grandkids, too. It really does help you stay connected to them when they are far away.
    Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week---xo Diana

  5. Hi Laura,
    Since moving out from my two grands and into the new house I really miss seeing them everyday. So when my daughter calls we face time with the girls. I do see them to babysit but I still miss seeing them everyday. Facetime is a great tool to interact and see them. Glad you could do that with your granddaughter. Have a good week.

  6. Isn't it wonderful to have Facetime to keep in touch with your family? Your granddaughter is a very pretty girl and I enjoyed reading about your visit with her. Have a nice week!

  7. It really is a wonderful thing how families can keep in touch over far distances now!


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