By Debra Karplus, MS, OTR/L
When you and your husband were dating, umpteen years ago, and the relationship started to become serious, it became time to meet his parents. You expected that his folks would be pleasant people. But you were young, your backgrounds were so different, and when alone in the room with his [...]
Since starting, GrammaGood.com, grandmothers from all over the world have been asking for my advice on various topics, so I decided to start an advice column for GRAND readers – Ask Gramma Good!
Gramma Good is the hip matriarch of a blended family with 20 grandchildren, a cancer survivor and a wise blogger whose [...]
Friend to the King, Lover to the Queen
By Pat Burns
Regional Editor and Movie Reviewer – GRAND Magazine
This might sound like a familiar storyline, comparable to “Camelot,” but “A Royal Affair” is anything but that. This film is based on the true life story of the slightly dysfunctional, perhaps eccentric or maybe [...]
“Every soul sings the song of love. You were created for this feeling, which neither begins nor ends but simply is. Love shows no partiality and is its own reward. It can’t be possessed, nor does it possess. It withholds nothing, and with it, there’s no limit. Anything other than this is illusion. To understand [...]
“Carolyn, where are you?” A very old theater in great need of cleaning was to be the new gathering place for church and our family volunteered to help. Scrubbing, sweeping and cleaning out rats nests kept us busy. A small group of children played as parents cleaned. But where was Carolyn? Quickly looking for my [...]
I don’t remember being in love with my grandfather. When I was in my forties, my aunt would recount to me the love notes I wrote him and how I used to pat his cheeks with my small fingers while sitting in his lap. He loved it and I don’t remember.
My memories of living [...]
So, you’ve decided you’re ready to get back into the dating scene and you want to know what it’s going to take to jumpstart your love life. Believe it or not, where you go to find that special someone to join you on this amorous adventure can make all the difference in the world. If [...]