In The Proposal, Betty White (the grandma) gives Sandra Bullock (the soon-to-be granddaughter-in-law) a necklace that has come down through the family. When Sandra protests, Betty insists that grandmas love to give their things away because it means they’ll still be around in some way after they die. This is true.
A few years ago, I gave Kyra, my only granddaughter (as she likes to remind us), a few pieces of my jewelry. I wasn’t sure if she’d wear them or not, but I hoped she would at least treasure them as a memento of me.
Kyra is currently serving on a mission for her church in Bakersfield, CA. She sends a weekly email message and always includes some photos about what’s going on in her life. Today, as I was scrolling through the pictures she sent, I recognized a necklace from me on her neck.
Yes, grandmas love to give their things away. They love it even more when they see their granddaughters enjoying those things.