Bob Marley, My Grandmother, and Cream of Wheat

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Advice, Breakfast, Life Lessons, Memories | Posted on 20-08-2012

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Who knew that Bob Marley and my grandmother were actually alike?

At first glance, they were nearly opposite.

  • He wore his hair in long dreadlocks. She wore her hair in short, rollered curls.
  • He smoked weed. She pulled weeds.
  • He was born in Jamaica in 1945. She was born in Iowa in 1906.
  • He played Reggae on steel drums. She played church hymns on the piano.

My grandmother always reassured me, “Don’t worry, Honey. Everything will be all right.”

Much like Bob Marley’s song Three Little Birds, “Don’t worry about a thing. ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”

A good message to hear when I am feeling down and need a boost. And in a way, the song is as uplifting as a hymn.

When my husband and I were dating in college, he made me a mix tape (yeah, it was a cassette tape) with that song. Every time I hear Three Little Birds now, I smile and think about my husband and my sweet grandmother, who made me Cream of Wheat for breakfast with a smiley face made out of mini marshmallows. And I am reassured.

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Comments (4)

When Josh and I were dating he made me a cd with Three Little Birds on it. Funny.

That is so cool! #twins

XO,
Pippi

Awww. So sweet. There muct be something about grandma’s and cream of wheat. Mine made it with strawberries on top. I still think of her when I make it. 🙂

Aw, that’s sweet! I mean, starting off your day with a smile is always a good thing, don’t you think?

Thanks for writing!
Pippi

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