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Miss America—Now a Granny—Shoots

Jerry read this story first, and I hooted when he told me about Venus Ramsey shooting out the tires of a would-be thief. It’s a great story. Here’s to us Grannies—Grannies with and without guns! πŸ™‚ I wish I had a picture of Venus standing with her walker.

Update: 12:55Β  Wednesday I found another picture. Take a look!

Everyone please stay calm as you read this story. I know we have come through a terrible week that involved a hand-gun story with a far different outcome. This post is definitely not a statement concerning handguns, nor is its intent to raise such issues. It’s just a neat story about a courageous lady.


Venus Ramsey was crowned Miss America in 1944.

WAYNESBURG, Ky. β€” Miss America 1944 has a talent that likely has never appeared on a beauty pageant stage: She fired a handgun to shoot out a vehicle’s tires and stop an intruder.

Venus Ramey, 82, confronted a man on her farm in south-central Kentucky last week after she saw her dog run into a storage building where thieves had previously made off with old farm equipment.

Ramey said the man told her he would leave. “I said, ‘Oh, no you won’t,’ and I shot their tires so they couldn’t leave,” Ramey said.

She had to balance on her walker as she pulled out a snub-nosed .38-caliber handgun.

“I didn’t even think twice. I just went and did it,” she said. “If they’d even dared come close to me, they’d be 6 feet under by now.”

Ramey then flagged down a passing motorist, who called 911.

Read the rest of the story here.


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By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

8 replies on “Miss America—Now a Granny—Shoots”

Yay for Grannies around the world! Yay for all of you for reading here.

This Granny is now typing on her brand-new about one hour out of the box Apple computer. Not quite as impressive as shooting out the tires of an intruder, but not bad.

Cheers to all of you.



Go Granny Venus! Gun control is being able to hit what you aim at!

We need to hear more stories like this that entail right prevailing over evil. Unfortunately after working for the Press Enterprise for a few years, I learned the sad, sad truth behind corporate journalism; good news does not sell. Maybe we can start a grass roots program!



Hey, Helen. Remember that old song from our childhood era…goes somthing like this:

“Lay that pistol down, Boy (is boy the right word?)
Lay that pistol down.
Pistol packin’ Mama.
Lay that pistol down.”



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