Any news?

Many years ago when I lived with my parents every Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock the phone would ring and the voice at the other end of the line would ask, “Any news?”  The woman’s name was Jasper and she wrote a column for our hometown newspaper. The column was always full of things like where people ate dinner, a list of folks who were sick, and any exciting social events she might know of (lol). Once she wrote something about my mother’s hair that went something like this, “Snow flakes must have come early this year as Shirley Bell’s hair is now frosted. It is as lovely as a winter snow.”

Mom was not pleased.

Anyway, today I’m sharing a random news story about a nana from Pennsylvania and thought you might have some you want to share. So as Jasper once said, “Any news?”  If so be sure and send it in. We love hearing from visitors!

A Very Naughty Nana

A  Pennsylvania woman who denied leaving her 8-year-old granddaughter behind with stolen goods was ordered to stand trial on shoplifting charges. Elaine Weimer, 50, was ordered to stand trial on Wednesday on charges of retail theft, endangering the welfare of a child, and corruption of minors.

  • Workers at a Wal-Mart store in  testified they confronted Weimer about shoplifting on June 23. The girl returned $199 worth of items in reusable shopping bags she was carrying — but the employees said Weimer denied knowing the girl, got in her car and drove away.

The girl was not charged and told state police her grandmother told her “to get stuff for her grandmother and her grandmother made her hold the bags.”

Obviously not all nanas are nice!

Help Us Celebrate Our Birthday Next Month

August is almost here and there’s lots going on behind the scenes at NanaHood to get ready for our very first Birthday Bash!

NanaHood turns one next month!

NanaHood turns one next month!

It’s hard to believe but on August 11th NanaHood will have it’s first birthday (that’s the date of our first ever post) and boy do we have a celebration planned!

Char and I have been emailing back and forth daily and have come up with lots of fun ideas. We will have offer lots of great prizes for women of all ages. So be sure and stay tuned during the next few weeks as we continue to drop hints about our birthday party plans!

Everyone is invited and we do hope you’ll stop by, register for prizes and wish us Happy Birthday!



  1. I grew up in a town that had a person like Jasper and would put all the happenings in the daily paper. Those days are long gone and I miss that type of reporting. It made the paper worth reading.

  2. Small town newspapers are interesting and can be weird. When I was in the Air Force, there was an updated story about me and I was an air person not airman! I didn’t like that at all as there are no air persons in the Air Force, only airmen. It was in the day when women didn’t want to be called a male’s job description and didn’t like the name tagged onto me. ARG! Gotta love those reporters, huh? Happy Birthday! Mine blog birthday is soon too. Mmm! Hugs!

  3. teresak 27 Jul, 2010

    Hey there! So you were in the Air Force! So was my dad. I still have his uniform even though he’s been gone since 1995. Blessings to you!

  4. teresak 27 Jul, 2010

    It was very personal and very entertaining!