Category Archives: Maria

Fifteen and Counting

My oldest granddaughter, Maria, turned 15 today. I know. How is such a thing even possible? The very word, grandCHILD, proclaims the absurdity of it. To mark this unprecedented event, the almost-a-woman had a slumber party at my house last night, as people that age are … Continue reading

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Shopping With Maria

It’s been a long time since I went shopping with a preteen girl. I tried it yesterday and remembered why God created menopause; i.e., ten or twelve years after giving birth, you have to take them shopping. This requires more … Continue reading

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Pages from Grandma’s Diaries: Maria, part 2

Sept. 8, 2006 Maria started first grade on Tuesday. It was her first time riding the school bus, which should have been largely uneventful, except that she fell asleep on the way home, and instead of being the first one … Continue reading

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Pages from Grandma’s Diaries: Maria, part 1

This is my very first grandchild, Maria. Isn’t she beautiful? She’s ten now. Everything I needed to know about being a grandma, I pretty much learned from her. Not in any big “Aha!” moment, but in a lot of little … Continue reading

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The Grapefruit Story

Grandchild behavior can be interesting to say the least and sometimes makes me wonder what awaits them if they continue down this path. A few years ago, for example, when the family was over one day, I didn’t think much … Continue reading

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