Out of the blue my grandmother has decided to
have a weblog
January 3, 2005
My grnadmother is 80 years old with no teeth, no hair and whenever
she needs to read something, she has to use her thick glasses.
she has to have her own weblog. For my grandmother at her
age who when she wakes up in the middle of the night to go to the
washroom, the screeching sounds of her walker wakes up all
the neighborhoods, writing a weblog should be a little bit late,
but my nonna is a believer and no one can convince her otherwise. Not
even world champion heavy wheight lifter Rezazadeh can stop
We told her at least put the Green Card ad in her weblog
so people see that she is in love with Western life but she prefers
to use the old Iranian prowerb which says: God knew
donkey's nature so he didn't create horns for her.
Frankly I still can't translate or explain this one to my
My grandmother came to Canada many many years ago and lives in
a very small condominum in downtown Toronto. She really does like
it here. But mostly she loves herself. She bought a small
digital camera and wherever she goes, she takes pictures of herself
put them in her weblog.
As you see my grandmother loves herself
a lot but more than herself, she loves the people around her
as well. She always says this country gave her the opportunity
her life. She believes that we all came here as a guest and these
people opened their heart and home and greeted us with warm welcome
and we should respect them for what we are now.
My nonna has a small white
dog called Caramell. Once by mistake Caramell chewed my grandmother's
glasses. Now she wants to write a story about this most important
ever happened in her life in her weblog.
My grandmother has another dream too. She always wanted to go
to New York but she is scared of being fingerprinted
and her name put in the computer system: then they will find out
she once borrowed her brother's sugarcube ration coupons 25
years ago in Shiraz and they will arrest her right there in the
airport and deport her stright to Iran.
My grandmother has a very sweet heart.
Whenever she makes mistakes or writes something that she thinks
could hurt someone, she apologizes and asks for mercy. She says
the biggest sin
life is to be an egoist and ignorant. That's why we love my grandmother
and we respect her. Also, my grandmother recently had a plan to
run for the next Iraninan presidency. Between you and me, if she
does, I will vote for her with all my heart.