No matter what a woman has accomplished in her life, it seems that when she hits the status of grandmother, that then becomes her only definition.
Gawd, how irritated I get by these reports from various newspapers/media outlets:
Grandmother in car accident!
Grandma gets convicted of burglary!
A prefix always pops into my head when I read such drivel:
Grossly enfeebled by her biological status,
Grandmother placed fifth in the weekend's 10K Hamburg, Ont. road race.
But my favourite of all time has to be:
Grandmother of Eight Makes A Hole in One
This startled me until I realized she didn't puncture one of her grandchildren.
And it seems like it's only the female of the species who gets thus categorized. Ever seen the word grandfather in the headline of these kinds of news reports?
Perhaps grandfathers are models of propriety and virtue - and also non-golfers.