Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Sh**ting in the Mess Kit

My husband and I were thrilled to have purchased our first home together—a modest ranch style in the suburbs. Coming from apartments, we didn’t wonder why there was a line … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Letting Go of Stuff…Why Does It Hurt So Much?

Soon my husband and I are going to participate in a community flea market, selling off what has become unbearable clutter. But it was also a mass of memories. How … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Washing Away the Dust of Emotional Winter

Ka-boom! Thunder grumbles its way down our valley, a muttered answer to the crack of lightning shortly before. The air feels blue—fresh yet charged with possibilities, disguised beneath gray skies … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brother, Can You Spare a Driveway?

If you watch the biographical film THE LADY IN THE VAN, you could have many reactions. First, you could be dazzled by the superb acting of Maggie Smith as an … Continue reading

April 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Rubber Ball Spirit: The Ability to Bounce Back

How quickly do you recover your good humor after a shock or depression? The capacity to bounce back is called resilience, and it can mean the difference between a joyful … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

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