Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

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 · 1 Comment

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

Look Up or Fall Down!

“If you were in the hospital, they’d list you as a risk for falling.” My nurse friend’s words lay like cold oatmeal in my stomach. In my imagination she said, … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · 2 Comments

Sign Me Up for Happiness!

“What was the best part of your vacation?” asked my friend. My husband and I just completed a play week in one of the Disney resorts in Orlando with our … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · 4 Comments

How Have We Survived? A Toast to a 40th Anniversary!

When I began dating and tried to imagine being married, I wondered what could a couple talk about after the first few months? We would’ve already shared our best stories … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

The “Little Woman” Speaks Out

I feel a thrill when I see women marching together to declare their unity and strength. Women and strength—in the same sentence. I don’t know if I can adequately explain … Continue reading

January 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Resolving to Face 2018 Together

Resolution:  great determination. What do your “great determinations” for 2018 look like? My resolutions include courage, wisdom, and kindness. I am determined, first, to demonstrate greater courage. Aristotle writes, “Courage … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Gratitude of the Heart

Okay, so we’re concentrating on being thankful…but where do we begin? Setting aside the history and mythology of the holiday, if we focus on gratitude, we need a starting point. … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment
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