Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Fanny Mail: The Latest From Tilly

Kiddies, I love receiving updates from my biggest fans. Tilly Parker, of Atlanta, writes: "Grandmother Winsome, I did it! I got a new job, and it's actually a step up from my previous job. And I owe it all to the advice I received on Grandmother's Fanny Game. Sherry Boylan, the department manager, told me during the interview that she took one glance at my resume and saw what she needed to see. It turns out she's almost as big a fan of Grandmother's Fanny Game as I am, and she too has had the privilege of being mentioned on your blog."

Well done, Sweetie! I am delighted to hear that your job hunt ended in success, and that my advice played such a vital role. I wish you all the best at your new job.

Monday, December 11, 2017

A Tip From Grandmother Winsome

Being a double agent means two paychecks, Kiddies!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Spread The Word

Help spread the word, Kiddies! When filling out Christmas cards, be sure to write "Follow Grandmother Winsome" before you sign each one.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Jane's Social Work: Week 1 Course Outline

Week 1: Building Confidence By Using Makeup And Clothing To Enhance Your Best Features And Hide The Rest

Topics to be covered include:
  • Using ample makeup to appear younger 
  • Choosing the right attention-grabbing shade of red for your lips
  • How to hide a bruise with makeup
  • Negotiating with manicurists
  • Why tweezers are your friends 
  • Stylish sunglasses cover up the effects of a rough night 
  • The perils of open-toe shoes 
  • Loose-fitting sweaters help hide extra pounds and are in style right now
  • Fur coats show that you have class, and will also keep you warm when you have to walk home alone late at night

This week's course will be held at Mack's Bar & Grill, Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 8 p.m. to closing. I hope to see all you at-risk women there.

Spread The Word

Help spread the word, Kiddies! When withdrawing money from your savings account, inform the bank teller you're using it to purchase "I'm following Grandmother Winsome" bumper stickers.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Fanny Mail: A New Update From Tilly

Kiddies, I am delighted to share with you a new email that I received from Tilly Parker of Atlanta, Georgia. Tilly writes: "Dear Grandmother Winsome, I wanted you to know that I am still spreading the word about your wonderful blog. Since I last wrote to you, I've been back on the job market, and am optimistic because I've included 'Dedicated follower of Grandmother Winsome!' in the activities and interests section of my resume. I know that any day now I will get called for an interview."

Glad to hear you're still spreading the word, Tilly. To be sure that prospective employers see the "Dedicated follower of Grandmother Winsome!" line, highlight it in yellow. I bet you'll be gainfully employed in no time.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Grandmother's Employees Work Through The Weekend

I want to thank Jason Keenan and Michael Doherty for their hard work this weekend.

Jane's Social Work: Holiday Edition

For the holiday season, I've decided to do my part for the community and go back to my social work. The women's center was not as welcoming as I would have expected, so I will be running my own group, holding meetings at various bars in the area every Saturday night from now until Christmas. Of all the girls I used to help at the women's center, only two still attend, so I know my methods are successful. I caught those final two women before they went inside the center last night, and told them about my plan. Though wary at first, the two women soon took to my ideas and by their third drink promised me they would not only attend my meetings and avoid the women's center, but would recruit other women in need to join us. The topics to be covered at each meeting will be posted here on Grandmother's Fanny Game, so stay tuned!

Winsome Family History: December 3, 1979

It was thirty-eight years ago that Brock Winsome created his own Witness Protection Program to compete against the monopoly held by the U.S. government. This short-lived business venture resulted in the disappearances of several key witnesses.

Collecting That Reward

Kiddies, there was something familiar about Cindy's latest art project, so I took another look at it. After a moment, I realized what it was her project contained the collar I'd been looking for to collect a reward on a missing cat. I just slipped that collar on a similar-looking cat and made myself an easy hundred dollars. And I think Cindy's art project still looks wonderful!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Edward's Traveling Babysitting Service

It seems that immigration officials found my stash of Mexican children. When I got back to my associate's camper in the woods to check on them, the door was open and the children were gone. This came as a surprise, since I kept those kids so well hidden I didn't think they'd ever be found. But it is good news for other kids, as I will be able to focus on the traveling massage parlor, which will be back on the road next week.

Cindy's Art Projects

Earlier this week I found a bucket of cat collars in the basement, and used them to create an art project for school. My teacher gave me a B, and today I gave the artwork to Grandmother.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Fanny Mail: Excitement in Des Moines

Kiddies, I am thrilled to share with you a delightful photo that was just sent to me by Ron. About this photo, Ron writes, "Spotted at the park bathroom tonight after the optometrists convention here in Des Moines."

I am tickled pink at how so many of you are coming up with fun and inventive ways to spread the word! Keep it up, Kiddies!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Tip From Grandmother Winsome

If you notice that there is a reward out for one of the cats you've obtained for your experiment, it might be worth parting with that test subject, depending on how substantial the reward is. If you've already used the cat in the experiment, simply slip its collar around the neck of a similar-looking cat and collect that reward.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Spread The Word

If your high-rise building is on the news because of a shooting or potential suicide, be sure to put a sign in the window that reads, "Follow Grandmother Winsome."

Monday, November 27, 2017

Grandmother Winsome's Eye Chart Update

Now that many optometrists are using my specialized eye chart, more people are passing their vision test than ever before. Keep up the good work, Kiddies!

I hear that the chart is even being used at certain branches of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Linda Jones, who works at the Des Moines DMV, asked if the chart was available in pink. Here you go, Sweetie!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Grandmother Winsome's Tips For Better Living

One way to handle people who are continually bothersome is to tell them you've included them in your will. Not only will they be nicer, but they may even be willing to do you favors. And by the time they discover the truth, you'll be long gone.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Grandmother Winsome's Tips For Better Living

Ending the majority of your friendships just before the holidays will help you save money on gifts.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fanny Mail: A Holiday Getaway

Kiddies, the holidays certainly can be stressful, leading many people to seek some form of escape. Today I received a letter detailing one way a fan plans to evade the holidays altogether. Lefty Young of Ogden, Utah, writes: "Dear Grandmother Winsome, I've decided to take measures to ensure I will avoid the holidays this year. I'm going to commit a small crime that carries a one-month sentence, and do it in such a way that I will undoubtedly be caught. If I'm in jail, my family can't expect me to visit them, right? Feel free to share this plan with your readers. If all goes well, it will be the only gift I'll be giving people this year."

What an inventive idea, Sweetie! Good luck!

Get The Children Moving

If you run an orphanage, consider having a Black Friday sale. Move that inventory and get your showroom ready for the 2018 models.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Tip From Grandmother Winsome

When asking your girlfriend's parents for their permission to take her hand in marriage, strengthen your case by reminding them that you are a devoted follower of Grandmother Winsome.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Grandmother Winsome's Tips For Better Living

When selecting a home for an elderly relative, be sure to choose one that's both far from you and far from any airports. Make it as difficult as possible for him or her to pay you a visit. And if your loved one asks you to visit him or her, explain that after paying the nursing home bills, there is simply no money left over for you to travel.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Spread The Word

If you work as a pitching coach and need to kill some time while your reliever warms up, call the infielders to the mound and read them the latest Grandmother's Fanny Game blog post.

Spread The Word

Help spread the word, Kiddies! If you work as a baseball umpire, instead of yelling "Play ball!" before the first pitch, yell "Follow Grandmother Winsome!"

Monday, October 30, 2017

Spread The Word

If you own a flower shop, have a Grandmother Winsome Birthday Special tomorrow - buy eleven pink carnations, get the twelfth one free.

Spread The Word

If you own a dry-cleaning business, have a Grandmother Winsome Birthday Special tomorrow - a dollar off each load of pink clothing.

Spread The Word

If you own a bakery, have a Grandmother Winsome Birthday Special tomorrow - 10% off all pink cupcakes.

Grandmother Winsome's Tips For Better Living

If an elderly relative has bad breath, simply replace his or her medication with breath mints. The person's health may decline, but he or she will be more pleasant to be around during whatever days remain.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Spread The Word

Help spread the word, Kiddies! If you've been chosen to sing the National Anthem before a baseball game, make a last-minute substitution and sing the Grandmother Winsome Theme Song instead.

Grandmother Winsome Pardons A Cat

Kiddies, in honor of National Cat Day, I've decided to grant one of my test subjects its freedom. That's right, Cat 005149 will be back out in the world, though now without its front left leg, its whiskers and its eyesight. Good luck, Cat 005149! Happy National Cat Day!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Spread The Word

Help spread the word, Kiddies! If you work as an anesthesiologist, instead of having your patients count backward from ten, instruct them to recite their favorite of Grandmother Winsome's Tips For Better Living.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fanny Mail: A New Fan In Atlanta

Kiddies, I am tickled pink to share with you an email that I received today from Samuel Dodson of Atlanta, Georgia. Samuel writes: "Dear Grandmother Winsome, a recent employee used to write 'Follow Grandmother Winsome!' in all of her work emails. I had to let her go, but a few days ago my curiosity got the better of me, and I looked you up online. Well, what can I say, but that now I am a dedicated follower of Grandmother Winsome!"

Welcome aboard, Sweetie!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Edward's Ice Cream Truck Ready For Halloween Scares

I've been refitting my ice cream truck for Halloween, and it is now ready for its role as a traveling haunted house. I've cleared out the back and put in some things guaranteed to give young children a fright. But don't worry, I will be right there with them to guide them through the experience, and it's quite all right if they grab me when they get scared. Sometimes I get scared too.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Spread The Word

Help spread the word, Kiddies! If you are a psychologist trained in hypnosis, plant post-hypnotic commands in all your patients to follow Grandmother's Fanny Game.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fanny Mail: An Update From Tilly

Kiddies, I am delighted to have just received another email from Tilly Parker of Atlanta, Georgia. Today Tilly writes: "Dear Grandmother Winsome, what a thrill it was to have you answer my email on your blog! I immediately sent links to my friends and family. And today I followed your advice, as I always do, and typed 'Follow Grandmother Winsome!' into the subject line of every work email I sent. Here is a photo of my most recent email."

Wonderful, Sweetie! Keep up the good work!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fanny Mail: A Fan Spreads The Word

Kiddies, today I received a delightful email from Tilly Parker of Atlanta, Georgia. Tilly writes: "Dear Grandmother Winsome, I love your blog, and always follow your advice. I do my best to spread the word however I can, and a few weeks ago came up with another way to do so. At the end of each work email that I send, I add 'Follow Grandmother Winsome!' I've included a photo of a recent example."

Great idea, Sweetie! Next time put it in the subject line, since many people don't always read to the end of an email.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Grandmother Winsome's Legal Advice

Watch those calories, Kiddies! You never know when you might need to squeeze into - or out of - a tight space.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fanny Mail: A Family Is Helped By Grandmother Winsome

Kiddies, I received a letter from Pamela Sutton of Starkville, Mississippi. Pamela writes: "Dear Grandmother Winsome, my son Trevor lost his eyesight several years back, but has not let that stop him from certain pursuits. Sometimes his behavior gets him into trouble with the law. However, thanks to a good Samaritan who followed my son down the street, reading aloud the legal advice from your blog, Trevor was able to avoid a lengthy prison sentence. I just wanted to thank you for keeping my boy out of prison."

Pamela, I'm delighted to help!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Spread The Word

Kiddies, rather than flying the flag of a country or a state in your yard, create a large Grandmother Winsome banner to display outside your home. Let everyone know where you true allegiance lies.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fanny Mail: Grandmother Helps An Optometrist

Kiddies, today I received a delightful email from Sarah Danvers of Rapid City, South Dakota. Sarah writes: "Dear Grandmother Winsome, during my travels a few months ago, a flight attendant instructed passengers to check the Grandmother's Fanny Game blog before takeoff. Intrigued, I followed her advice, and I am glad I did. I became a fan of your blog that day, and since then, many of your posts have come in handy, none more so than the one from September 11th. I work as an optometrist, and during a busy day, my young twins scribbled all over my current eye chart with their crayons. Ordinarily, I would have had to cancel the remaining appointments while I ordered a new chart. But that post about eye charts saved the day for me. I printed the one you created, and was able to continue with my scheduled appointments. And not only was I able to make up for that little time lost while printing out the chart and spanking my little ones, but I actually finished early that day."

Sweetie, I am so glad that I could be of help, and I am tickled pink that both optometrists and flight attendants are doing their part to spread the word!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Spread The Word

Help spread the word, Kiddies! If you work for the World Meteorological Organization, consider naming the next Category 5 storm Hurricane Grandmother Winsome.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Grandmother Winsome's Legal Advice

Make a map of the various trash pick-up days in the surrounding areas, so that you'll have a handy guide of where to unload evidence on any given day.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Grandmother Winsome's Legal Advice

Learn to write with both hands. That way, should it come out during the trial that the crime was committed by someone who is left-handed, you can demonstrate that you are right-handed. Or vice versa.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Spread The Word

Help spread the word, Kiddies! If you work as an optometrist, instead of using the standard eye chart of miscellaneous letters, use one which says "Follow Grandmother Winsome." I've gone ahead and created it for you to print out.

Or, if you need even more lines for your especially far-sighted patients, create your own that says "Follow Grandmother Winsome's Legal Advice" or "Follow Grandmother Winsome's Tips For Better Living."