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Lory Harris
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Are you sure he's related to me?
Aidan DOES love sugar There are some things that are just the hallmark of being me.  Some of them I'm proud to mention:  grandmothering, of course, and quilting and writing and biking.  That's a solid enough list, though honestly, a bit thin.  But those are...

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Take me out to the Ball Game
So many quotes are attributed to it:   America's pastime There is no crying in baseball The (grand)boys of summer As American as baseball and apple pie Generally speaking, I might be more interested in the apple pie than baseball - but that just reflects up...

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The mother of/at a playground
Having been at the Granma-ing for a few years, there is certain knowledge that must be collected.  I'm not talking about anything as mundane as diapering, having had plenty of practice in my younger years.  Though, truth be told, the first grandGIRLIE messy...

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Hey, Do You Wanna?
Together again!  In living color! There are lots of things to love about a bestie - and I love my bestie LOTS!  Merry and I have been joined at the hips for almost two decades now - Yikes!!!  That sounds like a lot longer than it feels!  At any rate, one of...

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Hop, Skip and a Jump
Christopher Robin with brother Bruce and me. Circa 1964 Some things, they say, skip a generation.  Twins are an often sited example of that phenomenon.  That being the case, I don't expect to live to see my great, great grandtwins, so I'll just have to cont...

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Gimme S'more!
Warmer weather when family gathers: there are so many reasons to love that!  First of all, with apologies to the neighbors, the action tends to move outside - and the voices.  No longer is heard the admonishment, "Inside voices."  Ironically, those two word...

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Stepping Out!
Faith & Naomi - taking the world by storm! Little fingers, little toes.  It is not possible to be a parent and not count your newborn's fingers and toes, as if you can't tell at a glance how many of each there are.  Still, you marvel at them, so miniature a...

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Words and Slime: The Perfect Combination
GRANMA:  Slime - the stuff of (grand)boys!  When I got a text from my oldest grandboy asking if I wanted to make slim with him, he knew the answer to that as well as I did:  bring it on!!! BRYCE:  Recently we made slime. GRANMA:  The ingredients are few, bu...

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The Public Privy
It may please you to know that the public toilet situation for (Gran)ma and (grand)boys has improved some over the past thirty plus years.  There is now this awesome invention: family restrooms.  Where were they when I was agonizing over how old is too old ...

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What I Didn't Know
It has only been four years, but it feels like a lifetime.  Actually, it is a lifetime - yours, Josiah!  When you were born (Grandboys = 4, Grandgirlies = 0), I knew immediately that I loved you with my whole heart, yet oddly not diminishing in the least my...
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