So Many Reasons Why
by Missy Johnson
Publication Date: February 29th, 2013
“You know Emma, the internet is the way to go nowadays,” Gran addressed me with all seriousness as she spooned a heap of cream onto her scone, “I’ve met up with four lovely men in the past week alone.”
“Gran!” I exclaimed, unable to keep the smile off my face. Gran was widowed and ninety-six. Not only was she on Facebook and Twitter, she had discovered the online dating scene a few weeks ago. I now knew more about Mix and Mate, Perfect Match and Adult Fun than I had ever cared to.
I'd learned two very disturbing things off Gran. The first was the libido of the over eighty age group was insane. They made prostitutes look like church going virgins and the number of men under the age of sixty who were into a 'mature' woman was astounding.
“There is nothing wrong with shopping around Emma. How am I supposed to milk the cow?” Gran shrugged her shoulders unapologetically.
I coughed mid swallow, sending bits of scone across the table Mom shrugged at me helplessly, looking rather embarrassed. Again.
“So long as you’re happy, Gran.” It was all I could say.
Should I be embarrassed that my great grandmother was getting more action than