A message from my mother…..
My name is Connie, and I have the reputation of “Grammar Crammer.”
The reason I am surfacing now is my oldest daughter is writing blogs. Love the content but am temped to bring out the red pen and make a few corrections. However, that’s beyond rude. She is not my student; she is my daughter.
Many, many years ago I taught Business Communications. This daughter refused to take my class because she was too “cool.” So it’s payback time. Back to my reputation….students, one teacher, and even my husband had to succumb to my fine tuning. More than once did I attempt to educate a government teacher on the proper use of bad and badly, etc. He was the cool IU grad who thought he knew it all. In an attempt to bring him down, I even resorted to paying my students each time they corrected him. This made for an interesting relationship! Oh, yes, I made a little money. Wonder if he still says he feels badly!
I have been retired 21 years and must admit my skills are not as sharp as they once were, but I still cringe when a grandson says “Me and Mason….., but don’t get me started.
I realize the danger of these comments as there is someone out there with a red pen who is eager to pay me back for all the times I corrected them. So…. I am signing off. Lisa, I am still waiting to give you a quick review on run-on sentences! ❤️ you, Mom
Picture: My parents John and Connie Milholland