'Unwanted Advice' Archive

July 29, 2010, AND SOME WISDOM FROM GENERATIONS PAST

Posted by Eden M. Kennedy on Jul 29, 2010 at 4:23 pm in News, Unwanted Advice

This week we are pleased to introduce a guest columnist, Mrs. Robert G. Wrightson. We found Mrs. Wrightson, 99, gathering dust in a mid-level Kansas City nursing home. Her loving family may or may not have abandoned her, we’re not actually sure what the story is there. However it happened, her folksy wisdom might have been lost forever had we not cleared the cobwebs from between her ears and siphoned out the vast experience in marriage and child-rearing she had gathered over the past century. Mrs. Wrightson outlived four husbands and was the mother of three strapping boys and twin girls who grew up to be successful atheists. Mrs. Wrightson never regretted the fact that her children never met their father(s), even though they were all pediatricians and might have helped the children avoid rickets.

Click here to marvel at Mrs. Wrightson’s timeless — and timely! — advice.