Friday, April 26, 2013

W is for Wrong

PT’s 91 Years of Wisdom
This year, I had a terrible time trying to figure out what my A-Z theme would be.  I finally decided that this year, I would honor my beloved 91 year old grandfather, Paul Titus, or PT as his friends called him, who passed away on February 8th.  He lived a wonderfully full life and was always trying to challenge my brothers and me to think out of the box.  So for this challenge I thought I would share little bits of his wisdom that he tried to bestow upon us.  
But I also want to highlight the wonderful bloggers in this community who have published their books.  So everyday, I will give a quick  shout out to those works with titles beginning with the letter of the day.
Gramps and Alyssa with fish, about 4 years ago

Gramps was self-confident.  Some people may have even thought him arrogant.  One of his favorite lines was, “Once I thought I was wrong, but I was really right.”  In all the time I knew him, there were only a handful of times he was wrong.
One time I was riding in the car with Gramps and Grams to a relative’s wedding.  It was being held in a big city about an hour away.  In the dark ages, before GPS, we trusted that Gramps knew where he was going.  We of course were running late because my family always does.  Gramps exited off the highway and drove around where he thought the church would be.  It was not there.  We drove around the block a couple times.  Agitated, Grams said, “We’re lost.  We need to ask someone or we’ll miss the wedding.”     
“Oh I’m not lost.  I know exactly where I am.  I just don’t know how to get where I’m supposed to be,” Gramps said.
Grams tried to hold back her smile but she couldn’t.  We all laughed and I think we stopped at a gas station for directions.  We did make it to the wedding just in time.
There was another time I remember when I felt Gramps was in the wrong.  Once, when I was about eight, he came over before school.  I was upset about something and I started crying.  But instead of comforting me, Gramps began to laugh.  My cheeks burned and tears of anger flowed instead.  How dare he? I thought.  Thoroughly embarrassed, I stopped crying.  I guess he was trying to make me tough, maybe he was right after all.


Now for the "W" shout outs.

Miranda Hardy
Talli Roland

Ciara Knight
Laura Eno

Have a wonderous "W" day!  Check out all the A-Zers here.

Kathy :)


  1. Excellent book choices today!
    I know it's a joke that men don't like to admit they are lost and stop for directions, but I have no qualms with doing that if I don't know where I am going.

  2. My dad would always study a map every night for about a week before we made a major journey. I think he memorised the route.

  3. Another really cute picture. :)

    I've read most of the books you chose today, lots of great ones!

  4. I understand him. There are lots of times I know where I am and I know where I want to be. I just don't know how to get from point A to point B.

  5. Men never want to admit they are wrong.

  6. Kathy, I've nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Please visit to find out more.

  7. What a sweet theme for your A-Z. PT sounds like my Gido (Grandpa). He's been gone for almost 15 years now, but I remember sitting on his knee picking an animal and having him tell me story about that animal. Who knows if any of them were true!

    Cheers from Brandy at

  8. Reminds me of my grandfather -- I really miss him. Sounds like they shared a similar sense of humor!