Start Dating my grandmother

Dating my grandmother

I also watched her paint still life watercolors, a hobby that substituted for the romance she wished she had had instead of her strained marriage.

I was five or six and knew the alphabet but still couldn’t read in any language.

It’s possible I was both sweating and smiling with excitement as I mastered this task.

She no longer drives and complains that email and Skype are too difficult but still lives alone in New York and Florida townhouses.

As a child, I spent a lot of time with her, partly because I liked it, partly because my parents wanted to offload me and partly because I was to serve as the female child that Grandma had longed to have instead of four sons.

For years Grandma had been saying that I should stop travelling to Turkey because it was “a very dangerous place.” Having decided that the truth wasn’t worth her worries over coup attempts, mass arrests and repeated bombings (okay, maybe she was just a “A boyfriend, definitely,” she said with a joyous tone I’d only heard her use once before, just after she adopted her dog, a sweet poodle mix named Fifi.

“He takes me out to dinner a couple times a week.”Grandma was born in Brooklyn in 1926, married in 1945, and widowed in 2010.

For his present, Grandma took him shoe shopping (she hated his “god-awful” loafers) and also invited him to sleep over at her place. I received photos of a beaming couple on my i Phone: Grandma, dressed in an elegant pink outfit that she herself made decades ago, was sitting in an armchair; well-suited Boyfriend was leaning on the chair back.

The best way to take a photo without canes, obviously.

“And he’s quite a kisser, I’ll tell you, but the other day he tried something I wasn’t ready for.”When I called in November, Grandma told me she’d bought Boyfriend a new suit because she wanted to take him to the family’s Thanksgiving dinner.

Even though everyone else would be casual, Grandma insisted on being accompanied by a well-appointed man.

Customers routinely praised her for having the most colorful, affordable, and plentiful supply in the city.