Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Brother, Can You Spare a Driveway?

If you watch the biographical film THE LADY IN THE VAN, you could have many reactions. First, you could be dazzled by the superb acting of Maggie Smith as an … Continue reading

April 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Clueless? Misrepresenting the Realities of Others

Film characters often match age-old stereotypes without revealing the complex, diverse nature of human personality. Attempts to remedy that oversight may miss their mark—especially if the screenwriters are writing about … Continue reading

October 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Losing Face or Who is That in My Portrait?

Eyewitness testimony is reputedly the least reliable evidence, because we see what we expect to see, so it’s tainted by prejudices and desires.  But we like to think we see … Continue reading

August 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

Falling Apart with Time: Is It a Gift?

“Floaters are a normal occurrence at your time of life.”  I was barely forty.  My ophthalmologist was trying to be diplomatic but honest.  My stomach dropped.  The end was already … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Getting Free Help with Aging!

Have you noticed all the articles, TV commercials, and Facebook posts that offer to help people age?  Who needs help aging?  I can tell you for a fact that I … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Communities of Fun

List the “tribes,” the communities to which you belong that feel unfailingly emotionally safe, supportive, and fun.  It’s not fair to list the names of groups that SHOULD be supportive … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

From Author Sally Rose: “The New Young”

Recently, I was reading one of those articles that floats around on Facebook. It was called “7 surprising things that make you live longer.” That got my attention. I discovered that: 1. … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Starting Fresh!

Except for the allergies (“Out, out dammed snot!”—my apologies to Shakespeare), we’re glad to see spring.  We think of spring as a time of rebirth, renewal, and fresh starts.  What … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Laugh—You’re Going to Form Wrinkles, Anyway!

This year, the biggest tattletales of aging wiped their feet all over me.  My hair thinned, my genetic wrinkles appeared, and I retired.  Some younger people started talking around me, … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment
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