Category Archives: Grammy Gets It

Summer Storm in South Carolina

Do you enjoy watching a summer storm? I don’t mean from behind the steering wheel on the freeway during a torrential downpour. Those are terrifying times. I’m talking about kicking back on a screened-in porch, hanging out with family or … Continue reading

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Learn a New Card Game – 99 – Fun and Easy!

Do you know how to play the card game 99? Why should you learn a new game? For one thing, games are fun, but another reason is, studies show learning new skills helps improve our brains. “A study published in … Continue reading

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Parenting Plights and Delights – Should You Wear Underwear for School Pajama Party?

Today’s post is retrospective. It’s from my archives and is one of my favorite Parenting Plights & Delights stories: When my nephew Brent was in kindergarten, his class had a Pajama Party on the last day of school. Pancakes would … Continue reading

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Feeling Groovy – Hippies – Photo Challenge

Do you know any hippies? In July 2012 our daughter Amy and her husband threw a hippie-themed party for George’s 60th birthday. These are some of the photos I took, but the best pics were taken by Paparazzi Paul, which … Continue reading

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What to Expect When Competing in a Toastmasters Speech Contest – Part 2 – Learn the Rules

In Part 1, I shared the final version of my speech, “Reduce Your Risk of Dementia,” which I delivered at the Toastmasters District 12 contest in Temecula, California on May 12, 2018. Wow, I’ve learned a lot on this journey. … Continue reading

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Twisted Tree Roots Would Make a Nice Shelter – Daily Post Photo Challenge

I love this week’s Daily Post photo challenge: Twisted. Aren’t these twisted tree roots cool? This is by Devil’s Postpile in the High Sierras near Mammoth, California. While my son Mike and daughter Amy hiked up the trail to check out the … Continue reading

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District 12 International Speech Contest – Part 1 – What a Grandastic Adventure!

Grand and fantastic is how I describe my experience as a competitor in the Toastmasters District 12 International Speech Contest in Temecula on May 12, 2018. No, I didn’t win. Didn’t even place, but I did my best. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mom’s Memories on Mother’s Day – Parenting Plights & Delights

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and especially to my mom, Marilyn! Last August I interviewed my mom, two months before she turned 82. This is Part 2. In Part 1 (not available to the public), Mom talks about her … Continue reading

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Laughter – I Live to Laugh

I live to laugh. Do you? Laughter seems to be one of my basic needs. Good thing humor is all around us. I’m one of those people who view our world through a comic lens, for the most part. I suspect … Continue reading

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Becoming a Public Speaker – Say What?

Public speaking? Me? Are you kidding? Almost four years ago I joined Toastmasters International to get over my fear of public speaking. Here’s a post about my first prepared speech: Stepping Out of the Zone – My Toastmasters Ice Breaker … Continue reading

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