Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Connected by Phone: Auld Lang Syne

Holidays celebrate connection, friendship, and the beauty of community. When we receive notes or calls from true friends we haven’t seen in years, they feel suddenly closer. The years collapse. … Continue reading

December 30, 2022 · 1 Comment

Maybe We’re Better?

People wax nostalgic when they talk about “the old days” as they remember warm, family celebrations—if such was their good fortune. They rush around or spend hours online purchasing decorations … Continue reading

December 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

A No-Family, Not-Even-Christmas Dinner

How fondly I remember chaotic holidays in the past when we had to add a card table to our dining room table to have enough spaces for everyone. We had … Continue reading

December 16, 2022 · 1 Comment

Sing a Song of Joy into the World

This time of year, holiday shopping catalogues multiply like zucchini in summer. Of course you need this! Who wouldn’t love one of these? Meanwhile, TV ads coax us to indulge … Continue reading

December 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Beneath the Surface

Long ago, in a world far, far away, I had the responsibility of explaining the gist of a court custody hearing to a child of about six in terms that … Continue reading

December 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

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