Saturday, January 28, 2012

AND THE WINNER IS...














MAMA (AKA: Mama Kate)!!!! This is unbelievable because she is legally blind.

My niece had a baby shower and one of the games was to estimate how big around she is at almost nine months pregnant.

Before the party began one of the ladies took a yellow roll of tape (without inches) and measured her. So, the tape was passed around and everyone measured off the distance they thought it was around Liz's belly. When it got my Mom I asked her how much tape she wanted measured off. She said, "give me the tape." She took the tape and measured a length from the tip of her nose to the end of her out-stretched arm and told me to add eight inches.

If you extend your arm out full-length it is approximately 36 inches from the tip of your nose to the end of your finger. My grandmother always measured fabric and string this way because she didn't have a yard stick.

Back to my point. So the lady started comparing every one's tape to the tape measured around Liz. Most people had over estimated the measurement by as much as a foot. When they got to my Mom, who is the great-grandmother, her tape was only 1/4 of an inch short of the actual measurement of my niece. She won the prize!

6 comments:

NellJean said...

I still measure things that way, too. Thumb to litle finger outstreched is about 6 inches, and so is a dollar bill. I hold my hand above my head to see if plants in the garden are more than five feet tall.

Sadie said...

I'm going to get a tape measure and try this. Yay for your mother and her wise guessing.

Sadie said...

Before I forget to ask you, how was the Glenn Miller Orchestra yesterday? I certainly hope you did get to go and enjoy it.

Tee said...

The concert was GREAT! They played non-stop, well except for a ten minute rest, for two solid hours. Spivey Hall was packed. Have you ever been there?

Sadie said...

Yes, quite a number of years ago. It is a wonderful concert hall. So happy you were able to enjoy yourself there.

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

How wonderful for your Mom guessin' right!