Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Q is for...Quirks

People have a lot of Quirks. This word is defined on Dictionary.com as…a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism.

Like take, for instance, my Granny Ann, she is very QUIRKY.  She is a southern gal who has a wonderful accent, and her style is eclectic to say the least.  Bright colors are everywhere in her home, car and clothes.  Granny Ann's home is brightly decorated in plastic flowers, baskets, Smiley face magnets and horses of all colors, as well as a frog that croaks when someone comes near her front door.  Granny loves to quilt and spend her time with her friends at her local Senior Citizens club. She is very active in her community and enjoys a rousing game of cards or dice, and even pool if she so pleases. I even have a few newspaper articles of her in a pool tournament for her community.

Granny Ann is QUIRKY in every way I can think of. She loves smiley faces, and has made several aprons with Smiley faces all over them. Smiley faces adorn her pictures, quilts, and her refrigerator. If she sends me anything I can be sure there will be a Smiley face packet of stickers to go with it.

She is quick to give a smile and a hug wherever she goes and to whomever will take one. At around 66 she is spryer than I am, and has so much energy, it astounds me. I hope some day to have her QUIRKINESS and her spunk. Now go on over to tossing it out and check out some other QUIRKY blogs ya’ll, and May God bless you on this fine day. My new Motto: Quirky makes the world go around at a more tolerable pace!


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24 comments:

Kelly said...

Great idea for Q! I hope you don't mind if I steal it :) The only q word I could think of for the life of me was quiet. And there's just nothing quiet about my life :)

Lisa said...

Granny Ann sounds delightful! And she's so YOUNG at 66...? What a blessing you have in her. :)

Shannon said...

Kelly, you go right ahead, it's a great idea.

Lisa, we can never praise God enough for what He has done for us.

Carol Fleisher said...

Great Idea for letter Q! I think we all have our little quirks. Your granny sounds awesome! :)

Shannon said...

Carol, you are so right, we do have our many quirks don't we!

Gregg said...

Very good choice for the letter Q! We all have our own quirks that make us who we are. Sometimes they can be irritating, but that is a gift from God to grow us in love, patience, etc for other people. Thank God for quirks!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Excellent post and enjoyable to read.

Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Quirky is good! We're all a little bit quirky.

~Bry~ said...

Quirky is good!

BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

There would be no place in this world for me if being quirky was unacceptable.

In faith, hope, love & quirkiness.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm only a little older than your Granny Ann -- she sounds like someone I'd love to know.

I like to write about quirky characters in my stories -- I think they're lots more fun than serious folks. I agree that quirky is good.

arlee bird said...

Quirkiness = personality.

A person who would try to deny they had any quirks would be demonstrating quirkiness in trying to do so.

Lee
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Belbin9 said...

Awesome job! Your grandmother sounds like an amazing lady, one with a lot of energy as well.

Marjorie said...

We all have our quirks it's true. My grandmother has a love of turtles I'm not sure I understand.

Ellie said...

Great job; odd, I just went to mail a few hours ago and the clerk said,
she had a lot of quirks. She said, she is a nervous person, these things help her cope. I love your
Granny Ann, how fun! She is full of life and upbeat~

Bud Ezekiel H. said...

nice post about granny Ann:)

quirky...great word choice. and you "just tossed out" an S word too:)

Shannon said...

Alex and Bry--Yes Quirky is good.
Marjorie--Turtles are good, Quirky!

Wanda said...

Shannon, your grandmother sounds like fun lady.

Grammy said...

Hi,
Granny Ann sounds like my kind of person! I know I would love to meet her. You give a very loving and lovely picture of her. Good for you!
Ruby

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

I like this quirky post :) Your grandma sounds fun. My grandma is very quirky too! Yay for quirkiness!

Shannon said...

I wish you all could meet my Granny Ann, she is an angel and an hoot too! Quirky makes the world go around at a more tolerable pace!

Linda said...

Quirky may be my new favorite word! I love your post.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Your Granny sounds awesome; you are blessed to have her! I've read through some older posts, good luck with the weight loss, you can do it, it's just mind over matter!

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