Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Disasters Happen

When my husband and I lived in the mountains at 8300 ft., we used electrical heat tape to prevent our water line from freezing. It was there when we arrived … Continue reading

February 19, 2021 · 2 Comments

The Civilizers

Long ago, I wrote a screenplay I registered under the title WHITE APRONS. The symbolism wasn’t original to me. Women in the Old West often wore their aprons as they … Continue reading

February 12, 2021 · 3 Comments

Attention Must Be Paid

Many of us have heard the sentence, “He died for you,” only in church. Life rarely requires that sort of sacrifice of us. “Greater love hath no man than this, … Continue reading

February 5, 2021 · 2 Comments

Life As A Series

During the past month, my version of emotional first aid for the draining stresses of our world included spending evenings binge-watching all six seasons of DOWNTON ABBEY from a PBS … Continue reading

January 29, 2021 · 1 Comment

Let Robots Do the Fighting

Like many others, during the moral fog of the past four years, my husband and I sought distractions to preserve our sanity. Ironically, distractions often demonstrate remedies for the fog. … Continue reading

January 22, 2021 · 1 Comment

“Tell the truth and shame the devil”

A third of Americans were supportive of Hitler and his policies, even as we fought WWII. (Hitler’s American Friends by Bradley W. Hart) That percentage included powerful white men such … Continue reading

January 8, 2021 · 2 Comments

2021: Game On!

What do I want to hear in 2021? I want to hear that a hero is taking charge and making all the bad stuff go away and all the good stuff … Continue reading

January 1, 2021 · 1 Comment

If Witches Had the Vote

To realize how deeply entrenched “proper” female indoctrination is yet today, read a book that lies outside those boundaries and feel the constraints of what you expect taut against what … Continue reading

December 11, 2020 · 1 Comment

Celebrating Expertise

When my Australian pen pal told me her grandfather in Poland was executed during WWII because he refused to let the Nazis dictate what he could or could not teach … Continue reading

December 4, 2020 · 2 Comments

Women Reduced

When I watched Greta Gerwig’s film of LITTLE WOMEN set in the years after the Civil War, I ended up with wrinkles in my forehead. I remember the first time … Continue reading

November 27, 2020 · 3 Comments
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