Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Expressions of Love

As an antidote to these depressing times, let me tell you a couple stories of love I encountered lately. First, as I define it, love is an action verb—much deeper … Continue reading

September 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

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

Love Beyond Valentine’s Day

What does “love” mean? One source claimed it’s the word in the English language with the least meaning because it’s used to express SO MUCH—from a preference for chocolate to … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

On Love and Death: Happy Anniversary to Us!

Thirty-nine years ago (depending on when you read this), my husband and I were officially joined as a married couple—for the good of his children. Neither of us was sure … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · 4 Comments

2017: Something Completely Different

The year we knew is ending, and darkness swirls around us. We can’t guess what will come next—especially in 2017 when change is the only sure bet. We peer into … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · 5 Comments

Soothing the Savage Beast (Me) with Music

What do you do when you feel ragged and the source of your depressed frustration is something over which you have no real control? Yup, I caught election blues. Actually, … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Love Ain’t Easy

“Love” is a very popular word—especially around this time of year.  We sign cards with it, send emojis to express it, and include it in songs.  We know we all … Continue reading

December 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Underestimating Who is There

Today I started out to write about the wonderful, mystical people who don’t process information just like everyone else.  Often our world doesn’t appreciate them and can even call them … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · 6 Comments

Dignity in Disease

We all know what it’s like to be ugly, stupid sick.  Your eyes and nose turn red and swell.  No matter what you do to your hair, it seems to … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Father’s Day Memories

My dad came first in our family.  In those days, the men always came first–at least at the table if not everywhere.  He was a modest man, having been told … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · 2 Comments
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