Pistol Packing Nanas

My grandparents lived on a farm and never bothered to lock their doors at night. Unfortunately those days are gone. Break-ins and robberies happen every where.

Not long ago a lady and her husband were at a nearby mall shopping. Her husband was waiting for her in the car. When he saw his wife coming he got out and opened the trunk of the car for her. In the meantime a car pulled up behind the lady and a man jumped out and grabbed her purse, which she was wearing on her shoulder. She didn’t let go and he dragged her several feet across the parking lot and broke her shoulder. He did get the purse, jumped in the car with another man, and they disappeared. The victims were able to get the license plate number and the robbers were arrested, but I don’t imagine that shopping at the mall will ever be much fun for this lady again.

This weekend I read about a friend of mine who was out of town on business and her purse was stolen. Within one hour she had over $3000 worth of charges on her credit card. My friend wasn’t hurt and I am so thankful, but what an inconvenience!

One of the best suggestions I found about purses said in part; If you’re carrying a purse, make sure it has short straps so that it rides right under your arm. And if you don’t have a purse with a short strap, swing your purse over your body with the bag part of the purse in front of you. It’s much harder for a thief to steal your purse from the front than the side or back. Also don’t carry your wallet in your back pocket or in the side pocket of a jacket. Carry it in your front pocket, or in an interior jacket pocket. But if you’re carrying it inside your jacket, be sure to keep your jacket buttoned or zipped.

Nanas that Pack

I hate guns. They scare me silly, but I understand why some think it’s wise to know how to shoot them. I have a friend who is a Realtor.  We were going somewhere the other day and I had to wait for her while she went to renew her license to carry a concealed weapon. This pistol packing nana keeps the gun with her at all times and I don’t blame her.

A Georgia nana recently found herself in the middle of an attempted robbery.

Lulu Campbell just dropped off her grandson at her daughter’s house early Saturday morning when someone demanded money outside her car, threatening to shoot her.

The robber pointed a gun at her car window and demanded she open her window. Lulu replied, ‘Baby, you’re going to kill me anyway, so I don’t have to open it!’”

The man fired at her but missed. The 57-year-old fired back, striking him in the chest. Her truck sustained eight bullet holes in the hood, one in the grill. Both front side windows were destroyed. The second man fled after she shot at him.

All I can say about that is “Don’t mess with Lulu!”

Ladies (and gentlemen) be safe! It’s a dangerous world out there!

Some of the best suggestions about safety I found were at the following website:

http://www.fodors.com/news/story_3636.html

And if you are a woman traveling alone, then be sure and check out these safety tips.

http://www.smartertravel.com/travel-advice/ten-tips-for-women-traveling-alone.html?id=1268589

And if your travels take you to the beach don’t forget to take a beach bag!

They have some really cool ones at:

http://www.simply-bags.com/beach-bags.html