Saturday, November 21, 2009

Studyin' Grammar


Hi y'all I'm Bo Lumpkin and I've been thinkin'.

I'm still tryin' to improve my communication skills. I was readin' my English book last week when my grandson came in.

"Whatcha doin' , Papaw? "he asked.

I told him I was studyin' grammar.

"Whatcha studying gramma for? You've been married for 38 years. Don't you know her by now?"

I reckon I could have taken the opportunity to tell him a thing or two about understandin' women but there were some within hearin' distance and I didn't think it safe at the time.

"No, that ain't what I mean. I'm tryin' to improve my language." I said.

He looked shocked, "You ain't been sayin' ugly words have you, Papaw?"

"'Naw, that's not what I mean. I'm just trying to get to where I can write better and use the proper English and all. I want to be able to communicate better."

He smiled and patted my arm," Just write like you talk, papaw. You always make me understand what you mean."

I'm Bo Lumpkin and I've been thinkin', sometimes kids can teach you a lot. Maybe we ought to listen to 'em as much as talk to 'em.Whatchall been thinkin'? Leave me a comment or write me an email to bo@bolumpkin.com .

2 comments:

  1. That's a nice story - I enjoyed it! :)

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  2. all the best on your grammar studies........ :)

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