Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Rocky Mountain High

The other day when “the world was too much with me,” I spent an evening flipping through TV channels in search of something cheerful and non-stressful to watch. I wanted … Continue reading

November 9, 2019 · 1 Comment

My Different Person

At the end of the last presidential debate, the moderator asked the candidates to talk about someone vastly different from them who made an impact on their life. Of course, … Continue reading

October 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

“Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink.”*

Have you ever tasted really great water? Once upon a time in my life, that question would’ve made me laugh. I was ignorant then…more ignorant. Two molecules of hydrogen, one … Continue reading

August 3, 2019 · 7 Comments

Cherishing Lady Slipper People

When I was in second grade, our assignment was to create a scrapbook of pressed wildflowers, labeling each. Since I loved wildflowers then as now—including those called weeds, I was … Continue reading

June 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Residue of Love

Mother’s Day is over. The kids and grandkids have gone home. My house is silent—but not empty. It’s filled with a contented sigh. I love the aftermath. Having friends or … Continue reading

May 18, 2019 · 2 Comments

It’s Not Funny If It’s…Snot

Does EVERYONE have allergies some time in life? I don’t remember having allergies until after I was married. When I was young, we lived in a forest. I spent lots … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Soothing the Savage Breast

“What radio station do you listen to?” she asked me. It was a trap, but I didn’t care. I had already been emotionally culled from the faculty herd as an … Continue reading

March 30, 2019 · 2 Comments

Delicious Procrastination!

My to-do list looms. It’s longer than usual. I don’t want to neglect a single item, but oh, not beginning feels so indulgent, so decadent. I wallow in my lack … Continue reading

February 23, 2019 · 2 Comments

A Look at the Bright Side

“Always look on the bright side of life.” Anyone of a certain age or taste in humor recognizes those words from the 1979 comic film THE LIFE OF BRIAN. We … Continue reading

February 9, 2019 · 3 Comments

Wandering Into “Woo Woo”

In common usage—except, apparently, for a cocktail of the same name—being “woo woo” is slang for holding supernatural, paranormal, or emotion-based beliefs. (Those who decry any whiff of the paranormal … Continue reading

October 13, 2018 · 2 Comments

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