© Laura E. Swan


Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/21/2009 2:55:43 PM

THIS IS SUPER GREAT PHOTO OF HER, Laura, as I remember her too!!! ha...hah... I bet she is hiding out in the North Pole to help Santa and her sister Mrs Santa out... it is quite busy up there right now!!! What do you think? 8o)mumj #1207896

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/21/2009 3:03:40 PM

I do believe you are RIGHT Mumj!

Yesterday she met up with me (LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD) and we had lunch at her place after she picked me up in her BLUE KAYAK but she said she had to go take care of:


GOSH! I never thought she meant THE NORTH POLE!


So you MUST BE RIGHT! #8151185

Karen Engelbreth 11/21/2009 3:31:26 PM

COOL :0) #8151231

Chua Wee Boo 11/21/2009 3:45:59 PM

So cool,Laura! #8151262

Jack R. Perry 11/21/2009 4:28:11 PM

And you called me silly, very funny and your mind must must be silly putty. #8151322

Douglas Perry 11/21/2009 6:06:44 PM

Why Grandma what big eyes you have! You haven't seen the wolf have you? Or Little Red? Only your hair dresser knows for sure. I ramble in response to this pic. #8151451

Graham Robards level-classic 11/21/2009 6:25:14 PM

LOL, this is soooo funny little sister!

Great artistry! ~Pat #8151485

Ellen Hodges level-classic 11/21/2009 8:04:44 PM

Very cute and well done SP, Laura!! #8151632

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/21/2009 8:57:26 PM

Uncontrollable laughter here....

Sorry. Can't comment!

(Thank you all "normal" responders!)

Oh. Too funny! #8151689

ROLAN NARMAN 11/21/2009 10:13:52 PM

Such a great looking grandma you've captured here Lulu! I agree with Mumj!!!I think I saw her at the North Pole too, cursing at wild hickory nuts that caused her to be alone in this world!!! She had more fun when grandpa was floating in the river along her side! I like her sunglasses! #8151777

Tommy E. Burgess 11/21/2009 10:57:18 PM

Very beautiful capture of grandma Laura!! I've been wanting to do something with my hairlate. I'm wondering, do you happen to know if grandma uses an over the counter color and of so could I get the brand and number?? #8151837

Lynne Morris 11/21/2009 11:37:56 PM

YOu are so funny and clever Laura, this is fabulous! #8151862

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 11/22/2009 12:31:50 AM

Very pretty grandma, Laura-- love what she's done with her hair...great image!! #8151909

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 11/22/2009 12:31:53 AM

GRANDMA KAYAK sure has personality, that's for sure, SSSL! I love her hair that matches her glasses so well.
I remember her without her colored hair. I wonder when she had that done.
Anyway, I love it!!!!!! #8151910

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/22/2009 7:37:55 AM

Yes, Brother Rolan she misses grandpa, too. She actually thinks he went to a place called "Tarnation" and will be back I think?...She is always says "Where in Tarnation did he go?"


Tommy, Grandma uses PS Spray Paint. The color number is called 1-2-3-GO! Thanks! She will be pleased that you asked! :D


Thank you Lynne! :)


Hi Surfer Robert! I bet you see a lot of this hair madness at the beach too???


Hi SSSKiki! She sure does. We always try and get her to blend in with nature but she said she can surely well do that when it's "Game over!"...She's a character, that one. Her hair has been this way for months. We think this is why we saw more wild life this year.

Did you know that moose can chuckle? Yep.


Thanks everyone! This might be the photo we use for the milk carton if we dont hear from her soon?

-Laura :)


Patrick Rouzes level-classic 11/22/2009 8:50:03 AM

I think I saw grandma sailing down that Crazy River just this morning,Laura! She did look a little maigre( that's French for lean or thin). She certainly is still looking good though. Hope that is the way Grandpa really died?????????????????MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Your imagination is endless ---super fun work here,my friend! #8152685

Douglas Pignet level-classic 11/22/2009 10:18:16 AM

Way toooo funny...I love it. #8152791

Marisol Pastor level-classic 11/22/2009 11:02:39 AM

Love your sense of humour and your creative mind! #8152855

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/22/2009 1:12:22 PM

Yah -really- Paddy! Maybe she is RUNNING AWAY? Humm...I might need to check into her WILD HICKORY NUT story...She might be up that river without paddle!!! HA!

* * *

Thanks Doug! I sure hope she makes it to the North Pole where the Elf's can fatten her up a bit!!! Paddy said she looked MIAGRE. Poor Granny. She usually has plump cheeks.

* * *

Lets hope Granny keeps HERS Marisol. It's a long way the the POLE. A lot could happen to her between here and there.


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Karen Kessler level-classic 11/22/2009 4:04:38 PM

I guess inventions and creativity run in the family - you really favor your Grandma Kayak, too! I love her hair - it matches her glass frames! :) #8153390

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/22/2009 4:37:50 PM

If Granny ever comes home to us, Sister Karen, would you like her to do your hair?

She will even throw in two bonus colors of your choice!

(She loves those old glasses of hers! They are her signature spec's!)

:) #8153466

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 11/22/2009 6:35:21 PM the doo!!! :-) k #8153648

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/22/2009 9:22:40 PM

Why Thank you, Miss Kitty! :) #8153881

Karen Kessler level-classic 11/23/2009 5:26:27 PM

Definitely, da'ling, she simply MUST do something with my wild hair when she returns! I'd be most grateful! #8159561

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 11/23/2009 11:20:45 PM

SHE ROCKS... hey, does she like to rock???



HUGS to YOU sis..
SMILING #8161310

Sherran Andersen level-classic 11/26/2009 10:44:19 PM

Granny... you really must tell us how you did your hairdo. #8171435

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/27/2009 10:32:15 PM

Thank You Dearies. Granny Here writing you from my blackberry in the NORTH POLE! I MADE IT!!!

Come closer so I can see you n my little screen! OH YES! THERE YOU ARE! Santa has the best toys up here that he is making up for all the kiddy's.

I am available to do ALL of your hair RIGHT BEFORE New Years. I will do it JUST like mine!!!

WHAT DO YOU THINK? :D You will look like a walking STREAMER!!!

-Gram. #8174004

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/28/2009 6:20:55 AM

Oh gosh, I see you really are up there at the north pole... I just arrived this morning taking this wonderful welcome photo... the snow people are out and about preparing for Christmas too... preparing for the 'nature' of it all... here is the welcome shot....

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Laura E. Swan level-classic 12/9/2009 1:55:43 PM

COOL! And I mean REALLY "COOL" welcoming shot, Nancyj!

We are all meeting in Santa's Breakroom for Cocoa soon. If you hurry you can taste the Home made Cookies Mrs. Calus Made up! THEY GO FAST!!!




Wm Nosal 12/14/2009 4:31:31 PM

:) Great Doo! TOO! #8216019

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/19/2010 5:38:28 PM

OMG ROFLMAO!!! #8622891

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 5/19/2010 5:46:00 PM

8o) #8622906

Laura E. Swan level-classic 5/20/2010 6:17:11 PM

So do you guys think there is any hope for this one in the Monthly Theme? Maybe only WE think it's funny? Hehe!

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 5/20/2010 6:28:20 PM

Yep, there is always HOPE! 8o) #8625256

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 5/28/2010 4:43:40 AM

Hey, there you are....
Nice to see you Granny!!
U put a big smile on my face girl!!!
Missed you last night!

Lorna Shutter 5/28/2010 1:12:23 PM

Photobucket All the comments here are cracking me up!!!
What a fantastic capture our Grandma Kayak, Sis! Love the way her glasses match the icing in her hair! ... which looks good enough to eat, by the way. :D
Oh, and I looked for that Colour Number at the Paint store and they said they were all out! Guess that means it's really popular! I think maybe Tommy stocked up on it! LOL! :D
Anyway, Grandma never looked better! Great capture, Laura! :) #8649931

Patti Coblentz level-classic 5/30/2010 8:28:39 PM

Hmmm...Tarnation...I practically live there and there's been no grandpa here...not lately. Sure is a good looking granny!!...hope they meet somewhere up river!!

Patti #8653942

Tammy Espino level-classic 9/15/2010 3:05:18 PM

Such an anwesome finalist Laura loo! Congrats :) Let's get some gold!!! #8902963

Wm Nosal 9/15/2010 3:58:21 PM

Congratulations, Laura! #8903380

Ann Coates level-classic 9/15/2010 5:31:14 PM

Congratulations on your terrific finalist Laura. Grandma will be thrilled. #8904286

Tommy E. Burgess 9/15/2010 5:40:50 PM

Congratulations on another outstanding finalist Laura!!! #8904368

Laura E. Swan level-classic 9/15/2010 5:44:29 PM


BP Has a sense of humor, too, I see! Huge smiles here and thank you for the congrats!

I have Bible Study in a little bit. This is so fun! Wish I could stay all night!

-Lala, CAKE BABY, Looloo, Laura, Miss Rose...AND GRANNY OF COURSE! #8904403

Karen Kessler 9/15/2010 6:57:51 PM

ANOTHER FINALIST...YIPPEE!!!!!!!! Let's celebrate! :) Congratulations, Sis (I mean, Grandma!)

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Patti Coblentz level-classic 9/15/2010 7:14:49 PM

Big congratulations on this finalist,'s a great one!! #8905233

Dawn M. Schneider level-classic 9/15/2010 7:23:22 PM #8905300

maria Warren 9/15/2010 7:28:01 PM

hey sis. big congrats on this photo :) (((hugs))) love ya #8905334

Mukesh Srivastava 9/15/2010 7:37:30 PM

Huge Congrats for another Finalist, dear friend Laura!!!! Good luck for the GOLD!!!! #8905410

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 9/15/2010 7:47:24 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8905507

Rona L. Schwarz 9/15/2010 7:49:45 PM

She is really "out there" Laura! But what a masterful job you did for the MT!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on another superb Finalist And Good Luck in the next round!!! #8905531

Val Feldman level-classic 9/15/2010 8:03:19 PM

BIG snort, snort...:) :)

Huge congratulations, Ms. Laura! And all the best to you in the upcoming round! #8905592

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 9/15/2010 8:12:01 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on your AWESOME finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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Christine Lobsinger level-classic 9/15/2010 8:20:18 PM

Hey Granny!!! Wow your hair is so pretty, I mean, look at all the work you did to make it perfectly pretty!!! I had to take a double look!!!
COnGratS to you on your SPECTACULAR FINALIST, and Best of Luck to you next round!
Smiling Chris #8905712

Lorna Shutter level-classic 9/15/2010 8:43:25 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Grandma, on your Finalist Award for this pretty portrait!!!!! WTG!!! Photobucket #8905889

Sherran Andersen level-classic 9/15/2010 9:50:11 PM

Congrats. #8906323

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 9/15/2010 10:17:50 PM

Hi Sister (and Granny). I am sooooo happy to see this marvellous image win at last. It so deserves it. So huuuuge congratulations on this wonderful finalist, SSSLala. I have my fingers crossed for the next round. I want to see gold underneath this beauty. #8906499

Brett Dolsen 9/16/2010 1:31:38 AM

Great to see and meet your granny Laura!Wonderfull finalist and good luck for the next round! #8907196

Mary K. Robison 9/16/2010 1:53:52 AM

What a colorful version of Granny this is, Pom! Your finalist award is well deserved!
Congratulations, and now, gimme one of those cookies!!
(Fingers crossed for you next level up. :)

Stefania Barbier level-classic 9/16/2010 2:42:56 AM

fantastic finalist, congratulations! #8907528

Stephen Zacker level-classic 9/16/2010 3:27:26 AM

This is Fun. Congratulations #8907718

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 9/16/2010 4:47:45 AM

Love this!
You are simply too fun!
Congratz, Laura!
~♥~Lisa #8907984

Max Aureli level-classic 9/16/2010 8:28:06 AM

LOL LOL!!!!!
Congratulations on this amaze colorful grand mom portrait, Sister!!! :-)))) #8908760

Mariann Kovats level-classic 9/16/2010 12:13:11 PM

LOL! Congratulations on your wonderful finalists, Laura! Wonderful portrait, great colors! #8909438

Laura E. Swan level-classic 9/16/2010 2:46:57 PM

You guys are so much fun! I am heading out to a dinner show soon but will be back later tonight or tomorrow and come visit you all if I haven't already!

I really appreciate each of you coming by to congratulate me and celebrate.

GRANNY on the other hand doesn't even know you have been here yet. She took off up the river to catch Salmon with her bare hands. She is still pretty fast! She said something about using the iodine for a new hair color she is working on??? She will be thrilled to know you have been here to admire her! (Snort snort!)

-Laura #8909819

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 9/16/2010 6:37:35 PM

I bet she puts out the campfire with hre bare feet, too! I love Grandma's big beautiful eyes too! Bet she can still be a great air traffic controller ,also! Congratulations on this creative & lovely finalist, my friend, Laura Swanee! Good luck! #8910865

Julianne Bradford level-classic 9/16/2010 7:49:50 PM

Wonderful capture and processing Laura. All those Omega salmon oils are so good for your skin :-) Congratulations!! #8911161

Songbird Cline level-classic 9/17/2010 8:42:10 AM

great image and funny... I have those same reading glasses. #8912425

Irene Colling level-classic 9/17/2010 11:08:43 AM

It's no surprise that you created a winning image, you had a very captivating model.

Congratulations on the finalist Laura. #8912683

Ken Smith level-classic 9/18/2010 10:56:07 AM

I think she personifies your style..congrats Laura...a fun image with lots of great comments! #8915768

Rod Partington level-classic 9/18/2010 11:28:51 AM

Very cool Laura!
I love the artistic slant on your photos! Keep 'em coming! #8915820

Graham Robards level-classic 10/3/2010 9:46:07 AM

I missed this one too, gee I am terrilbe aren't I. Too much going on in my life.Love it, very funny!

xxxx #8944322

Stephen Zacker 12/14/2010 2:01:03 PM

Very Cute :-) Congratulations #9103099

Laura E. Swan level-classic 12/14/2010 4:34:58 PM

Patrick, how did you know Granny puts the campfires out with her feet? We just thought she loved sporting black shoes but when we looked know the rest.


Yes, Julianne! Salmon oils. Granny is a huge believer in them and used to use them as hair conditioner as well, but got tired of the bears chasing her so she cut that out in her 60's.


Songbird, Granny misplaced her glasses...Did you find them while rafting in Alberta by any chance?


Oh yes, Irene! Granny is certainly captivating. When we can find her.


You know Ken...that's the scary part. The family genes. My house is so colorful and bright. If I ever get temped to change my hair color...well, lets not go there.


I'm trying Rod. I'm trying. :D


Thanks Big Sis and NO you aren't terrible. You are just busy. We all are. THAT runs in the genes, too.


Oh Steve. Wait till I tell Granny you think she is cute. That IS what you were saying, right??? HA!

Thank you all VERY MUCH!



Avril Young level-classic 12/16/2010 5:15:59 AM

ha ha, this is just so awesome Laura...dont think you will ever grow will be forever YOUNG..congrats! #9108589

Laura E. Swan level-classic 12/23/2010 8:30:23 PM

Didn't ELVIS sing a song called Forever Young? :D

Let me check!

Yes! I knew it! HA! She used to sing this song a lot.

Elvis Was In Love With Grandma Kayak in Her Youth. She met him in Memphis When She Took A RAFT made of PINE TREES Down The Mississippi River...

Thanks Avril! :D #9122373

Cassie L. Woodlee 12/24/2010 8:29:01 PM

OH MY GOSH hahaha love this!! WTG!!! #9124116

Laura E. Swan level-classic 12/25/2010 12:05:20 AM

:D Thanks Cassie Girl! :D #9124250

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 12/25/2010 12:11:52 PM

I hope you entered this brilliant image again, MSSSLala. It deserves GOLD!! #9124923

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/21/2011 11:11:19 PM

Thank You SSSKiki. :))) Are you still attached here? :))) #9307548

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Grandma Kayak, Folks!

She Is My GRANNY And She

I know, I know.
WHO KNEW, right?

She Loves Nature And Designed The
Kayak After Grandpa Died.
(He Choked Eating A Wild Hickory Nut).

Anyway, Kayaks Are Enjoyed
And Come In A Variety Of Colors Based
On All The Colors She Has
(Granny Always Loved Personal Touches!)

She's bit "Out There"
(When We Can Find Her!)

Actual Photo taken three years ago when
Granny Had Lost A Little Too Much Weight
On That Silly Dr. Aardvarks Diet.

(MT) May 2010 HUMOR

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/8 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, FocalLength: 4.60 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot SD800 IS

Uploaded on 11/21/2009 2:40:40 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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