Lowering my expectations
Granny’s response to a lot of things was, “I ain’t getting my hopes up.” I thought this was kind of morose and sad – we’re supposed to be hopeful, aren’t we? “Why?” was her response. “When I do, I always get disappointed.” Mama, on the other hand, tries to see the good in things and when stuff doesn’t work out, she tries to come up with some kind of divine reasoning.

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