Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

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

Too Long at the Fair (a short story)

What happens when a woman who has used her looks to navigate the world without ever finding herself grows older?  Maggie smiled over the scrambled eggs, hoping her mascara hadn’t … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Me Who?

#MeWho isn’t a movement. It’s a statement of invisibility. We indicate our respect for status or social power with our attention. Someone with great status can quiet a room by … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Real Grandma and Sugar Cookies

Grandma stands at the head of the kitchen table. “Go ahead and stir it up. I’ll do the cleaning.” “Oh, Gram.” A pause. I’m old enough to know better, but … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · 1 Comment

How Do We Come to Be Who We Are?

Recently, a dear friend and I were wondering how people come to be the kinds of people they are. How is it that some are so astoundingly good and good … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Yard Sale

I wish the following were fiction. It’s not. It’s an illustration of the kind of greed that pervades our society and the kind of honor that defies it.   She … Continue reading

May 5, 2018 · 4 Comments

Stop! Thief!

A not-so-underground belief many have embraced is dishonesty is clever—and, moreover, it’s cute. Characters in film sometimes shoplift as part of a romantic montage that could be called “Lovers Acting … Continue reading

May 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

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