Category Archives: Grandma Mamie

Patio Parties

Grandma and Grandpa’s patio, was a very special place, Surrounded by pretty rose bushes, and a hue of Grandma’s grace.   Whether gathered in a small group, or in a large and lively band, Grandma and Grandpa welcomed every guest, … Continue reading

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I’m a Believer

I started my car this morning to let it warm up.  As soon as I turned the key, I heard the words “Don’t worry, be happy” coming from the radio.  Grandma Mamie came instantly to mind because she loved this … Continue reading

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Buongiorno, Angel. Come Stai?

My grandparent’s clung tightly to their Italian roots.  My grandfather was born in Italy, and 4 of my grandmother’s siblings were born there.  She and her youngest sister were born here.  As a matter of survival between home life and … Continue reading

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The headline wasn’t especially shocking, but…

…the story was. “Leaves Shears for Shoes and Finds a Mate” That was the name of the article written about my grandparents 87 years ago.  It described their wedding day.  But, it wasn’t your average wedding day.  They eloped. The … Continue reading

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It just stands to reason….

This is part of a larger story about my loving and funny Grandmother, and her eventual diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease. We were always laughing at Grandma Mamie.  She was a character.  She didn’t mean to be funny most of the … Continue reading

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Profound Goodness

Grandma Mamie This is a story about my loving and funny Grandmother Mamie, and her eventual diagnosis with Alzheimer ’s disease. During this past year, I have written about my father’s life with Alzheimer’s disease and my mother’s recent diagnosis … Continue reading

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