The kids tease me all the time that I don’t throw things out when I should. Here is me with a dishtowel. I was folding laundry when one of the kids was here and I laughingly said, “Do you think it’s time for me to throw this one away?” They snapped a picture of me with the towel.
I know there are some of you who like me, would keep this towel for another spill. I really don’t use dish towels for wiping dishes, I use them more for cleaning spills or wiping something off and honestly, a towel like this still works for that.
The kids have teased me that I have “turned into Grandma Kramer”. Well, that’s true. I am a grandma and my last name is Kramer. But, they mean in a frugal way…
Grandma Kramer was notorious for not using anything good for everyday use. We periodically bought her new towels. Those would go to the bottom of the pile tucked away for days when there might be company. Honestly, they never got used. I used to laugh and tease her about it myself but look. I think I have become her.
Here I am yet again with another of my “must save and use one more time” dish towels.
Grandma Kramer was so notorious about not using things that one year for Christmas we were going to get her a new flipper to flip eggs. She made one egg every single morning for whoever was eating breakfast. She would leave the flipper in the pan and the handle would touch the side and melt. It had melted so badly over the years. She wouldn’t get a new one. It had gotten to the point that the metal under the plastic was showing and she would use a hot pad holder to hold the handle to flip the egg.
So Kramer decided he would get his mom a flipper for Christmas. He ended up buying two. He took one of them and before he gave it to her, he modified it. He put my frying pan on the stove, turned it on, and set the handle of the flipper onto the side of the pan. He let it melt some. Then bent the handle.
For Christmas he gave her the two flippers…one with the burnt handle for her to use (HA-HA) and the good one if company came. Everyone laughed when she opened it, including her. The funniest part though is when Kramer got up, went to her utensil holder, and threw away the one that she was using that didn’t have the plastic on it. We all knew she would have likely kept using that one.
So, you can see I am becoming Grandma Kramer. If you knew her, you’d know, that even though the kids are making fun of me when they say it, I take that as a high compliment. She was one of the nicest ladies I knew. She treated me like one of her own and I learned so much from her. I will always count on having her in my life as one of my biggest blessings. When she passed, it was hard.
By the way, I did buy myself some new towels…
Aren’t they pretty? Some are Pioneer Woman brand. I love Pioneer Woman things…
The florals are so pretty.
I’ve had them now for almost a month. I thought about putting them in the drawer…in the bottom of course. Only to use if company comes. But, for now, they are still all together with the packaging labels on. I even bought new dishcloths too.
Yep, it’s official. I’ve become Grandma Kramer.
So are you a Grandma Kramer too and keep things longer than necessary, I’d love to know if I’m the only one.