Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

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

Christmas for Adults

Christmas—a perfect time of year to watch a film whose title means “destruction by fire” or “Scorched,” right? Where’s the “ho, ho, ho” and the holiday magic? How can a … Continue reading

December 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Do You Feel What I Feel?

We’re right smack in the midst of holidays that were meant to bring joy and peace, so how is that working for you? If you’re experiencing love and togetherness with … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

Don’t Dump Hot Gravy on Aunt Hattie!

Most of us dream of having a wonderful extended family that sparkles with love, good humor, and mutual support.  But families can become less than ideal–sodden with jealousy, resentment, and … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

An Imperfect Holiday Celebration

The annual movie White Christmas reflects an expectation many of us hold, namely, a holiday should be perfect.  For example, Christmas has to be white.  I remember crying when I … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Can You See I’m Grateful?

The single American holiday dedicated solely to being thankful is over.  For most of us, nothing is left but the turkey no one wanted and maybe a stained tablecloth.  The … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

WELCOME 2014!

No year is ever entirely horrible.  In 2013 some great people were born.  People extended kindnesses to strangers.  Heroes emerged.  My daughter and I found a way to reach out … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Facing the Holidays Without Gramma Who Died

This year you won’t have Gramma (or maybe Grandpa or someone else you loved very much) with you for the holidays.  You can hardly stand to think about it.  Everything seems different, … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment
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