Longmont, Colorado

A strange sense of obligation brought me here.

My ninety year old grandmother.

I realize today, she has given me much more than my love for swimming and a method for slicing bananas.

It is from her that I inherit my tireless scheming, my devotion to people and my propensity for get rich quick schemes.

I just now realized it.

She once invented a game called “Odds and Evens”. It teaches kids in a visual way about math. It’s great. I played it all the time as a little girl.

When my mother and her sisters cleaned out her garage a few years ago, they found three boxes filled with Odds and Evens. Grandma had produced a ton of them to try and sell them to other local schools.

Can’t you completely see me doing that?!!

Another box was filled with unsold copies of her cookbook, Cooking Under Pressure. It was not about cooking when stressed, rather it detailed recipes utilizing the pressure cooker.

I don’t have a pressure cooker, but I do have plans for…

and also…

not to forget…

and you know what?

If my grandmother accomplished three daughters and two get rich quick schemes,

and if that’s roughly what I get around to…

That’s okay with me.

Speak up peeps.

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