Personal Journeys with Gramma

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.

What Would I Do for My Dogs?

His name is Charley and, as long as I don’t hand him to overzealous groomers to have his personality shaved away, he’s fully as present as he looks in this … Continue reading

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Imagine a World Without…What?

Step away from politics for a moment and consider this question:  What kind of world would you like to live in? The pic is from a Families Belong Together rally, … Continue reading

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Would You Do It For Me?

“I’ll have to ask my husband which one.” We were standing in the tiny, trendy shop where I was the clerk. The middle-aged woman’s husband waited outside the exterior door, … Continue reading

June 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Two Cents about Crossing the Line

Do you believe in right and wrong—not as a topic of philosophical or religious discussion but as an everyday guideline for behavior? Many believe wrong is okay if the end … Continue reading

June 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Playing the Shell Game

According to Wikipedia, the shell game dates back at least to ancient Greece. A con man quickly shuffles a pea around beneath a series of shells or thimbles on a … Continue reading

June 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Snooping into the Bedrooms of the Past; Following the Double Helix

Many people claim they don’t care who their ancestors were or where they came from. They look at the relatives they DO know and DON’T like and don’t want to … Continue reading

June 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Secrets on the Clothesline (a story)

Love is the magic balm. Children are the purveyors of love, treating our worst injuries with sloppy kisses.   She stood at the clothesline, her broad hips echoing the shapes … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

“…Suffer Little Children, And Forbid Them Not…”

We all knew, know, or were children who endured emotional crises that echoed into their adulthood. My mother used to say you can fix anything with enough love. As a … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · 2 Comments

Love Nicely Aged

Some 27 years ago, I wrote this little sketch of an old couple in their first RV. We don’t have an RV, but the banter isn’t entirely unfamiliar to my … Continue reading

May 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Maturing Our Patriotic Love

The crush that can precede love is lovely, passionate, and mostly blind. Marriages built on it generally don’t last, because reality tarnishes the glow. However, authentic long-term relationships take the … Continue reading

May 26, 2018 · Leave a comment
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