Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Friends, Acquaintances, and People Photo-bombing Your Life

You stand as the lead character in the spotlight of your life, feeling vulnerable, empowered, and excited—and bam!  Someone else’s head pops up in front of you.  Hey!  This is … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 · 5 Comments

From Author Chelo Diaz-Ludden: “Sisters”

“A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.” ~Elizabeth Fishel Sisters My sisters and I all look alike.  We also sound alike.  Strangers or people who don’t know … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stuffed So Full of Fairytales, The World is an Illusion

Do you remember the film BEING THERE with Peter Sellers, a simple-minded gardener whose only contact with life comes through platitudes he has heard?  He is mistaken for being wise, … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

From Author Tom Puetz: “My Mom, my Dad and Me”

It was deep in the winter of 1995. Mom was at the end of a long illness. She was dying. We called for the parish priest. He came and administered … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

True Love—The Greatest Valentine

The greatest Valentine’s Day gift is pure love itself.  We use love to frame and enrich the blows and joys of living.  Romantic love can mature into a multi-faceted relationship … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s Good about Arguing?

Let’s say you and someone who is important to you NEVER disagree.  Does that mean your relationship is perfect?  Probably not.  No matter how much you care for one another, … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Can I Listen When I Don’t Want to Hear?

Blah, blah, blah.  Sometimes my ears hear a lot of blah, so I don’t want to listen.  Sadly, the person saying the blah blah may be somebody I shouldn’t ignore—a … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Magic of Fireflies–the Shining People in Our Lives

When the summer night is soft and black and a soundtrack of crickets runs in the background, some backyards are blessed with fireflies.  They glimmer like tiny sprites or flashes of … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Funny Valentine Working Off-Duty: A Story of True Love

I stood behind the single counter in the small trendy shop where I was working to help pay my way through graduate school.  I had to struggle not to giggle … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Question: How does it feel to be a gramma?

Gramma’s Answer: Inside each of us is a self.  You have one.  It’s like a blank canvas when you’re born.  It comes with a few outlines like a picture in … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment
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