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My Grandpa and the Pot Plant

Yes, my friends, you read that right...the pot plant, not the plant pot. Pot, as in cannabis, marijuana, weed...uh huh, that kind of pot!

Is my Grandpa!

He looks kinda grumpy here, but really he's not! This man will do anything for a loved one...he'd drive through three states just to change a tire for you (and bitch about it the whole way, but be darned mad if you called anyone else!!), he even once brought me my purse when I was shopping 45 minutes away...just 'cuz I was air-brained enough to leave it at home! He doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, is nearly 80 years old and is healthier than most 40 year olds. That's Grandpa!

So, anywho, Good Ol' Gramps has this eclectic friend, whom we'll call Crazy Z. Well, Crazy Z knows everything about everything and doesn't hesitate to share his knowledge (drives my grandma crazy! "Z says we should do this!" or "Z says hemorrhoids are caused from a hangnail" or "Z says when the wind is blowing from the NW...blah, blah, blah", ah, you get the picture), oh, so where were we? Oh, yeah...Crazy Z knows everything!

I was at Gram and Gramps house the other day with all the kiddos when I spied a suspicious looking plant in cup outside their home. I said, "What's that?"

Gram: "Oh, Crazy Z gave it Grandpa."

Me: "Huh, 'cuz it looks like a marijuana plant to me."

She: "No, I think that has three leaves."

Me: "No, that's poison ivy. I'm pretty sure marijuana has five leaves and looks, well, exactly like that."

(much inspection by the grandfolks ensued, I loaded my gaggle of children in the van and forgot about the suspicious greens in my grandparents possession, until...)

The next morning:

Ring, Ring:

Gram: whispering "Hi, it's me, I destroyed it."

Me: "Uh, destroyed what?"

She: "That plant! It was marijuana (no longer whispering), I'm sure of it! That Z is crazy! He told Grandpa, 'It's a sweet plant'. I think he does it, too! (Z, not Grandpa)"

Me: "Dang, Gram! You should've smoked it!" (Kidding!! Kidding...I didn't say that, nor do I approve of illegal drug doing...)

So, yes, my grandfather was in possession of an illegal drug...apparently Z is the Drug Lord for octogenarians! Oh, I can just hear it:

Crazy Z: "Hey guys, the first one's free."


  1. LOL tooooo funny! Its even funnier that your grandma destroyed it! Love the pic of your grandpa though, he does look sweet ;)

  2. Tooo funny!!! Even funnier that your grandma called and whispered!!

  3. Priceless... I am rolling... looking at the picture, sweet grandpa, and then imagining grandma calling whispering... too much!

    Thanks for sharing -- love your blog!

  4. Too funny. I wonder how big it would have gotten before they figured out what it was!

  5. Oh my goodness..... laughed so hard I made my incision hurt!!!

  6. Hilarious! I will be laughing all weekend over this one!!

  7. LOL! I love this story and I love your Grandpa and Grandma! Though Grandma S would be scandalized to know you blogged about them being possibly in the possession of Pot. I would so want to tease them about it!!

  8. So funny, still laughing. We are need friends like Z in our lives, just to keep us laughing. I bet Z thought it was a good sweet ingredient for brownies,lol.

  9. Haha!!!! This is just tooo hiliarious!!!!

    I also went back up to look at your grandpa's sweet photo and that made it even more funny to imagine him nurturing and cultivating that plant in the short amount he had it. ...til your gram got rid of the evidence haha

    and I agree that I love that your gram called and whispered the mission she accomplished!

    Love that you brought this back as an Oldie but Goodie!!!

  10. LU HA HUVED this!

    This was just too good not to reshare! You got the carnival idea spot on!

    Make sure you put in a link so that everyone knows its a Oldie but Goodie post!

    I should have a button for next week which will make it even easier.

    Of course whats easier than just reposting an old post right? I love this carnival!

    Cant wait to see more of YOUR oldies!

    Love and Prayers,


  11. too, too funny!! your grandpa sounds like a hoot. my mamaw was like that. grandparents always have the best stories!


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