Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Sparkling Ripples in the Life Pond

“You changed my life!” Can you name all the people whose lives you’ve touched in a positive, significant way over the years? You might be smirking, “Mine wouldn’t be much … Continue reading

September 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Tale of Two Toes

I’ve never broken one of my bones before…before this week. And I did it in a spectacular way—in bed, sleeping. Honestly. Our dog leaped onto the bed about 2:00 in … Continue reading

September 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Consent of the Governed

She was a tyrant, interested only in having her own way. She didn’t care about anyone beyond her immediate circle of friends and wasn’t above spreading mean gossip to cement … Continue reading

August 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Living the Dream

One of our family homes was situated in the Rocky Mountains. The house was oddly shaped and small, but the upper deck provided a view of Pike’s Peak, and the … Continue reading

August 11, 2018 · 4 Comments

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

July 14, 2018 · 2 Comments

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

July 7, 2018 · 1 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

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
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