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The Grandmother Club

What does it mean to be a Grandmother?

The actual, physical act of becoming a Grandmother was easy enough.  I did not have to do anything, really, other than support my daughter as she went through the labour.  The emotional act of becoming a Grandmother is another story.

I have many emotions, several of which conflict with each other.  During the labour and the birth, I was at once proud of my daughter and her husband, and fearful for her.  I had gone through the same type of hard, long, drawn-out labour that she’d gone through.  For some reason, I was never fearful for myself.  I was afraid for my daughter, for the exhaustion she was obviously experiencing.  I was surprised that I was more concerned for the welfare of my daughter than I was for the new baby!

Now, I have embarked on a new journey.  One which started, I suppose, when I first gave birth to my oldest daughter, who now has a child of her own.  What does it mean to be a Grandmother?  How does one go about acting like a Grandmother?  What does a Grandmother look like?  What name should I go by?

Many questions surface, with many emotions.  I want to explore these emotions as they occur.  Because, I really don’t think I am the only one who thinks this way, who feels these same things, and who have what I call identity issues.  You, reader, are invited to participate in this exploration, to help sort out the new role called Grandmother.

Welcome, to the Grandmother Club!

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Posted by on 21 January 2013 in Grandmothers, Uncategorized

 

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Create memories

Following is a post from The Survival Mom on Facebook. 

Over the weekend I attended a homeschool graduation ceremony, and each graduate presented a short photo montage of their favorite memories. Without exception, every montage contained photos from family vacations. With summer approaching, I want to encourage all of you to plan at least one family trip away from home. There’s something about exploring a new environment together that bonds the family and forms forever-memories. And, Dads, this is the one time during the year that your kids will have you all to themselves, as long as you don’t take “work” with you. No trip will be perfect — there will be all types of highs and lows, but those will become something your kids will talk about decades from now. 
On my blog I have numerous articles about family vacations and travel. Just do a search for “travel” and you can read through them. 
Remember, the days are long but the years are short, and speaking as a mom who just graduated her oldest kid, make all the memories you can now, while you can.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1373528446049687&id=107498759319335

 
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Posted by on 22 May 2017 in Grandmothers

 

TheGenealogist Releases over 100,000 Parish Records and Thousands of Voter Records

Gramma Nettie researches family history to pass on to her grandchildren. Here is a free resource for us.

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

The following announcement was written by the folks at TheGenealogist:

The People’s Will, Voting by Ballot at a Parliamentary Election from TheGenealogist Image archive

In time for the snap general election, TheGenealogist is adding to its Polls and Electoral records by publishing online a new collection of Poll books ranging from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.

These new records released today offer a tantalising snapshot of our ancestors interaction with the Church and the State of the past.

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Posted by on 28 April 2017 in Grandmothers

 

Teach Family History to the kids

I stumbled upon this site.  It looks cool, and I hope to try out the workbooks soon.

https://zapthegrandmagap.com/index.html

 

 

Vidunas blog

Here is my latest blog post on the Vidunas line. 

http://vidunas.blogspot.com/2017/02/joseph-vidunas-newspaper-articles.html?m=1

 
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Posted by on 16 February 2017 in Grandmothers

 

Vidunas Research

vidunas.blogspot.com

This is my research on the Vidunas name

 
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Posted by on 11 February 2017 in Grandmothers

 

Spinning in the After Life

​”Which makes me wonder if I’m going to need my spinning wheel when I’m dead. I wonder if there is a mortuary anywhere in America that would bury it with me. I’m also wondering what fiber from my fiber stash I should take into my grave when I go. Maybe I should take it all. Life is short but the afterlife is really, really long isn’t it? Yeah, I think I’d better take all of it just to be safe.”

http://rovingcrafters.com/2016/02/22/spinning-yarn-in-the-grave/

 
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Posted by on 10 August 2016 in Grandmothers

 

Gramma Nettie cooks

Gramma Nettie cooks

Trying grilled radishes for the first time.  They are good fried.  They are good baked.  They are good on a stew.  Use the same way you would potatoes, but they don’t spike your blood sugar like taters do.  

I cleaned them, sprayed with coconut oil and put the basket on the grill.

They kept their color, but the flavor was changed.  It was interesting, different.  I cooked up Two bunches which was too much for the two of us.  I will do it again.

 
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Posted by on 8 August 2016 in blood sugar, campfire, food, radishes

 

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