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    Sunday
    Jan132013

    Photo replay: On generosity and authenticity

    My bloggy friend Barbara from The Empty Nest Mom emailed me yesterday with the following. I was so moved, I asked her permission to share her words and photo here with the Grandma's Briefs readers.

    Barbara wrote:

    We visited Italy recently and while in the little hill town of Assisi, stayed in an amazing 15th century hotel - old stone walls, wooden shutters that opened to a spectacular view and bells that rang from St Francis church.
    One night I looked out the window and on a balcony below and across from us was a little Italian grandmother, hanging laundry by moonlight.  The scene, of course, reminded me of your blog. 
    In real life. 
    In Italy.

    Thank you to Barbara for her generosity in sharing such a sweet, authentic depiction of Grandma's Briefs. For more about her Italy trip, read Barbara's post on walking and eating through Italy.

    Best wishes to all for a warm Sunday!

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    Reader Comments (13)

    I'm glad you don't have to hang your briefs out by moon-light but instead, can let them flap in the breeze for everyone to see 'cause they're cute.
    Glad, too, that Barbara saw them in Italy and recognized the similarity.

    January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    This lady is so adorable! And for some reason in draws me more to Assissi than any travel ad babble does! I love that she is doing it during the nighttime! Discreet and private! And of course having Barbara think of you, snap it and share it is priceless! Great picture!

    January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoan Stommen

    This is priceless Lisa. Thank you for sharing such a great story.

    January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRenee Spindle

    Generosity is directing readers to a friend's blog...

    January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrown and Flown

    That photo is wonderful. Love it.

    January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudy@grandparentsplus2

    I don't see any lacy ones, though/...

    January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

    Love it! And brings back fond memories of helping my Italian Grandmother hang clothes on the line (definitely Granny panties and not a thong in sight:)

    January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    Wow!! What a fabulous photograph!!! What are the chances, right?!
    How sweet that she thought of you and captured that image!
    I'm off to read her blog now. Anything Italian and I'm there!! :)
    Sending hugs. ~

    January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGabriele Agustini

    What a great story and image! I just love that there are grandma briefs hanging everywhere -- and sometimes by moonlight.

    January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Generous and authentic -good descriptors of you, my friend! So glad you enjoyed it - we grandmas are, indeed, universal!

    January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

    Love that photo! It's extraordinary! : )

    January 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdebra

    Thanks for my morning laugh!! Great post :)

    January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

    oh how sweet! such a peaceful scene!

    January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce
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