I have often heard how in other cultures the elderly are held in really high regard. Where in the US...many of our elderly would be disregarded as being "out of touch" with the modern times...reportedly the elderly in many other cultures are listened to intently in an attempt to catch some of the crumbs of the great wisdom they possess.
When thinking on how we treat the elderly in the US I couldn't help but think of the words of Lloyd Christmas who said...
"You know, the elderly, although slow, and dangerous behind the wheel, can serve a purpose."
We should strive to have a better appreciation of our elderly than much of our culture...and that of Lloyd Christmas. We would do well to listen intently to learn the skills and attitudes that may get us through similar living conditions to that of which they lived through.
Here is a wonderfully warm elderly woman who is imparting wisdom that may be of great value to you. She has a variety of videos posted on youtube.
This is a description cut and pasted from youtube...
"91 year old cook and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Depression."
Enjoy your time with grandma.