It’s A Grand Life – Love, Love, Love

I didn’t realize until I was doing some research on the month of February that, even though it is the shortest month of the year (even when it’s a leap year), there were so many days that celebrated something. Some I could get behind – like National Dark Chocolate day on February 1st. Which was […]

It’s A Grand Life – And Another Year Has Begun

Despite some angst getting everything done for the holidays, I miss all the preparations in celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even decorating for Halloween. Our daughters have taken over the main dinners of Thanksgiving and Christmas, with me providing whatever I am asked to include. Their dad and I now make the rounds of Thanksgiving with […]

It’s A Grand Life – Where Did the Year Go?

I always thought that, as you aged, life would slow down. I remember thinking how old my grandparents were when I was a teenager, now realizing they were younger than I am now. Looking back, life seemed to move at a slower pace when I was growing up. My parents, like most back then, didn’t […]

It’s A Grand Life – Taking Care of Grandchildren 

A while back, I was asked to stay with my two youngest grandchildren while their parents embarked on an overseas trip which had been months in the planning. I was thrilled for them and looked forward to spending half the time they would be gone caring for my little loves.  It was wonderful for my […]

It’s A Grand Life – When I Grow Up…

As a child, I remember from an early age being asked by adults, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My answers back then, I am sure, were the typical ones – teacher, nurse, ballerina, mom, actress, etc. These vocations sounded perfect when I was teaching my dolls and stuffed animals, bandaging […]

It’s A Grand Life – Gigi’s Memories and Ones in the Making

September is here which means summer is over. I realize it’s not officially over until the 23rd, but once school starts, schedules are re-established, sports practices, games and out-of-town tournaments replace the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. It also reminds me of how very lucky I am to live next and near to four […]

It’s A Grand Life – Back to School They Go

Writing a column for a magazine is interesting. Right now, I am sitting on my dock, listening to the gentle lapping of waves, watching birds diving into the water hoping to catch a fish, enjoying a soft breeze that feels wonderful on a hot, humid summer day, and thinking about what to write. It is […]

It’s A Grand Life – Moving On

by SUSAN WOODALL I recently reviewed some of my past articles and realized that my bio at the end had not been updated in quite some time. Neither has my picture. I think the picture was taken about 10 years ago. I despise having my photograph taken, but I will try to update the current […]

It’s A Grand Life – Summer Fun

Except for the heat and humidity, I love this time of year. The hectic pace slows down, and there is more time to spend with the grandchildren. School is out, most extracurricular activities are over until school starts again, pools open, and abundant options of places to go and things to do present themselves. During […]

It’s A Grand Life – Wading Through Difficult Waters

Recently, I met a friend for lunch. She had arrived at the restaurant ahead of me and was in a conversation with another couple. I didn’t know them, but introductions were made. After a few minutes, my friend and I moved on to our table. While waiting for our food to come, she began to […]

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