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Spiritually Healthy

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Spiritually Health Get rid of what enslaves you. Find spiritual health and well-being by discovering personal freedom. Don’t be defeated by your life circumstances. Here’s how to change your life for good. Inspired by Rabbi Karyn Kedar’s new book, “Omer: […]

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You Can Have A Better Marriage

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You Can Have a Better Marriage By Susan Diamond, Prayables Some people have a stupendous, fireworks on the Fourth of July marriage. Others have a miserable, cry me a river marriage that really stinks. The rest, fit not-so-neatly in-between. How […]

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Happy Life: 10 Tips & Observations from Gramma Good’s Mother

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Contributed by Susan Good Visit Gramma Good at www.grammagood.com I call my mom at least once a day. Today we talked about buying a scrabble app for her computer. Ninety- two years old and my mother is going to play […]

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12 Tips to Make the New Year Your Best Year Yet

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Read More Gramma Wisdom Written by Susan Good @ Gramma Good I want all of us grammas and our families to have an upbeat year that is family and goal-oriented. As we all know, that requires sticking with our efforts. I […]

How to Teach Your Grandchildren the Golden Rule

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Read More Gramma Wisdom by Susan Good @ Gramma Good I know the world would be a far better place if the population would practice the Golden Rule. Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, born 500 years before Christ, based his philosophy on […]

How to Get a GOOD Night’s Sleep

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  I have many friends, all ages, who have trouble sleeping. They take Ambien, Tylenol PM, listen to music and books on tape and on and on to lull them back to sleep. The National Sleep Association says that 40 […]

Teach Grandchildren the Importance of Giving

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Grammas, with winter holidays around the corner, this is the perfect time to teach our children the value of giving and the importance of showing empathy for children less fortunate than them. In the process, they will learn how giving to […]

Germs? Flu? Colds? No Thanks!

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As the holidays approach, cold weather will keep many of us indoors, and the risk of catching a cold or the flu skyrockets. I know the last thing I want to deal with during the holidays is a fever, sore […]

Apples and Peanut Butter: A Perfect Pairing

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I fix my husband breakfast each morning. My grandchildren are served the same breakfast when they visit. I put peanut butter on their daily apple. It makes their breakfast less boring and is good for their health. Peanut butter is […]

Keeping Stress in Perspective

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My iPhone sits next to me and I hear a text. It is from one of my grandsons. I text him back. Then I think to myself, “I should text the rest of my grandchildren.” So off go 14 texts […]

4 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Grandchildren

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We can recklessly say what we choose, or we can carefully choose what we say. Remember grammas, we are wise because of our life experiences. Our grandchildren are much younger than us. So we must think before we speak. Here […]

Six Life Lessons from My Mother

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Six Life Lessons from My Mother (and Four from My Daughters) My mother and my daughter are 50 years apart in age. I passed my mom’s lessons on to my daughters because they were valuable and filled with wisdom. On […]

Duck Dynasty is “GOOD”

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Watching the early news the other morning was exhilarating. I was laughing and listening and agreeing with the values and wisdom of the guests, the Robinson family. So was my husband Shelly. For those of you who do not watch […]

Healthy Living: Powerful Produce

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Fresh and colorful produce adds flavor and variety to your meals, and provides you with many much-needed vitamins and nutrients. Here’s five fruits and vegetables that have high nutritional value without too much sugar. 1. Blueberries. The antioxidants found in […]

How to Make the Blended Family Work

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I am the grandmother of a blended family, which is defined in the Oxford dictionary as “a family consisting of a couple and their children from previous relationships.” A blended family is a complex institution. I know from 22 years […]

5 Ways to Slow Down in a Fast-Paced World

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If you are worrying about tomorrow, you aren’t living in today. In our go-go, have to get-ahead world it can be difficult to slow down and live in the now. In order to truly make your life your own and […]

5 Reasons Your Grandkids Don’t Call You

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Despite our best efforts, we make mistakes. We, even us grandmothers, are creatures of imperfection. All we can do is recognize our weaknesses, ask for forgiveness and be proactive about turning these negatives into positives. When we are indebted, however, others […]

3 Keys To A Successful Life! Eat, Pray, Love

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Life is a journey. Everyday you wake up you are filled with choices. Each choice you make has a direct affect on what you will experience from moment to moment and all throughout your life.  Some people choose to be […]

Finding a Soul Mate

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In today’s world, happy endings seem to be few and far, but they do exist! I can tell you about mine. My second husband, Shelly, is my best friend, my partner and my soul mate. He is totally involved in […]

Gramma Good’s View on Society and Values

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I think of myself as a woman of the times, a 21st Century grandmother as my grandson calls me. Some of my values and ethics, however, are of yesteryear. I believe in values and in the laws that societies are […]

The Power of Creative Words, Time and Space

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There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Have you ever wondered what time really produces? Have you thought about what your life would be like without time, or what you […]

Success through Trying (And Even Failing)

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If we want something—we have to TRY! If we do not try, we will never know if we succeeded. That is a very special tip a grandmother can give to her grandchildren. As grandparents, I strongly feel our grandchildren observe […]

Blended Family

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Grammas, how many people are in your family? Is it large or small? I have a blended family. There are a total of 15 grandchildren, seven parents, two grandmothers, one grandfather and a total of nine marriages not to include […]

Stand Before God and Know that We are One

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Spiritual Vulnerability exposes us to our nakedness allowing us to learn new ways of living a Love Aligned Life. As guided through my morning meditation recently Spirit directed me talk about spiritual vulnerability… that space where we feel naked, raw, […]

Post Traumatic Spirituality

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Whether you call it growth or a spiritual awakening, trauma is good for your soul. Through trauma spirituality deepens, this is Post Traumatic Growth. My relationships and friendships are more dear to me than ever before.  I work to make […]

Flirt Like You Are in Love

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“Mercedes, You are a beautiful and loving woman. I wish I could know you.” I really did not think much of this at first.  While it was not the typical connection invitation it was quite lovely and respectful so I […]

Divine Ecosystem

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The Divine Ecosystem moves with the utmost assurance that everything that is needed is provided for.  There is a natural flow.  Our part is to know with certainty that all is well. Where ever we go, whatever we do, all […]

Are You Worthy?

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Lots of web sites have suggestions about how to recycle old bras and panties into all sorts of interesting items. One suggests that as long as we are wearing clean underwear, we will never be without a coffee filter (No, […]

Be One with Your Mountain

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Your mountain is part of the natural nature.  It ascends you to greater heights.  It shows you new direction.  It keeps you still.  What is your mountain showing you?  Is it time to climb upward and see horizons of beauty […]

Light Up Your Mountain

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My mother talks in a string of wisdoms…..  Don’t make a mountain out of a mole hill is a favorite.  So the second part of Loving Your Mountain is to weigh the true importance of what it is you are […]

Be in Love with Your Mountain

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This morning I woke up early. I have been on the phone ever since. Many, many mountains are showing their beauty this morning. So… are you loving your mountains? Awhile ago Spirit guided me on how to become one in […]

Learning How to Talk to God

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Just before Easter, I visited a Methodist church in my neighborhood. Officially, my religious affiliation is “None.” The number of religious services I attended growing up could fit on my fingers with enough left over for a peace sign. I […]

Top Ten Religious Questions – Part Two

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6. When will the world end? 7. What does the future hold for me & my family? 8. Is there life after death? 9. What is heaven like? 10. How can I be a better person? START OVER “Why is […]

Top Ten Religious Questions – Part One

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1. Why is there suffering in the world? 2. Will there ever be a cure for all diseases? 3. Why is there evil in the world? 4. Will there ever be lasting world peace? 5. Will man ever love his […]

4 Principles of Values Based Leadership: Genuine Humility

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4 of 4 ← BACK • START OVER → Genuine Humility: The ability never to forget who you are, to appreciate the value of each person in the organization, and to treat everyone respectfully. READ MORE Full Feature: Dumb Things […]

4 Principles of Values Based Leadership: True Self Confidence

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3 of 4 ← BACK • CONTINUE → True Self Confidence: More than mastery of certain skills, true self-confidence enables you to accept yourself as you are, recognizing your strengths and your weaknesses, and focusing on continuous improvement. READ MORE […]

4 Principles of Values Based Leadership: Balance and Perspective

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2 of 4 ← BACK  • CONTINUE → Balance and Perspective: The ability to see situations from multiple perspectives, including differing viewpoints, to gain a holistic understanding. READ MORE #3 True Self Confidence GET THE BOOK!

4 Principles of Values Based Leadership: Self Reflection

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1 of 4 ← GO BACK TO FEATURE • CONTINUE → #1. Self-Reflection: The ability to reflect and identify what you stand for, what your values are, and what matters most. READ MORE #2 Balance and Perspective GET THE BOOK!

Best Prayer Apps – Olive Tree

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3 of 3 ← PREVIOUS Best Prayer Apps 3. Anything by Olive Tree This publisher set the standard for mobile bible applications for most religions and denominations.  There are hundreds of apps to choose from with high quality features. You […]

Best Prayer Apps – Morning Motivation

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2 of 3 ← BACK • NEXT → Best Prayer Apps 2.    Morning Motivation This is a gratitude app to be grateful for. Simply start your day with three inspirational questions and it’s the perfect springboard for prayer. Here’s a […]

Best Prayer Apps – Pocket Prayer Pro

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NEXT → 1 of 3 Best Prayer Apps 1. Pocket Prayer Pro If you’ve ever found yourself overwhelmed with all your promises to pray for someone in need, you’ll appreciate this handy prayer request organizer. This is a  helpful app […]

iprayers

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“You know what I see? An Internet bubble just waiting to happen.” That’s what Glenda said after hearing about another stupid idea for a mobile app. This one allows you to scan the bar code on a child’s toy, and […]

Be Good

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1 of 4 NEXT  → It was November a couple hours after school let out. You know how it gets that time of year—darkness comes early. Vicky remembers sneaking into her house with a great big guilty secret. She just […]

Vicky Tells All: Ambition

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Vicky Tells All: What it Takes to Be Good 4 of 4 ← PREVIOUS • START → 3. Ambition It’s not an ugly word. To be ambitious is to want the best. A spiritually strong person is one who is […]

Vicky Tells All: Compassion for Others

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Vicky Tells All: What it Takes to Be Good 3 of 4 ← PREVIOUS • NEXT → 2. Compassion for Others To be spiritually pure, we need to understand what makes our fellow man tick.  Why is she angry? What […]

Vicky Tells All: Self Devotion

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Vicky Tells All: What it Takes to Be Good 2 of 4 ← PREVIOUS • NEXT → 1. Self-Devotion It’s critical to your spiritual development that you take the time for reflection. Sit with stillness surrounding you and be still. […]

All That Matters in Memes

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6 of 6 ← PREVIOUS All That Matters in Memes Every day I tell my son, “Always do the right thing.” Hackneyed mom wisdom? Sure. But is it a meme? Probably not. I think if I had to sum up […]

Values Meme

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5 of 6 ←PREVIOUS • NEXT → Mom – Memes: Keys to Life in Four Words or Less If values could be packaged neatly, McDonald’s would have a McTruth Value Meal, and Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom. CONTINUE → All That […]

Weight Loss Meme

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4 of 6 ← PREVIOUS • NEXT → Mom – Memes: Keys to Life in Four Words or Less 3. The “secret” to weight loss could be distributed in a fat-free fortune cookie: Eat less, move more. CONTINUE → #4 […]

Work Ethic Meme

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3 of 6 ← PREVIOUS • NEXT → Mom – Memes: Keys to Life in Four Words or Less 2. Work Ethic: Industry, Endurance, Attitude, Accomplishment. CONTINUE → #3 Weight Loss Secret

Meaning of Life Meme

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2 0f 6 ←PREVIOUS • NEXT → Mom – Memes: Keys to Life in Four Words or Less 1. Meaning of life: Hope, Empathy, Love, Laughter. CONTINUE →  #2 Work Ethic

What’s a Meme?

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1 of 6 NEXT → When my son has a birthday, it’s his custom, to exploit it for all it was worth.  When he was twelve he said, “It’s a big one, Ma! Have you looked at the calendar? Huh? […]

Losing it for the Lord

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In addition to all of her other problems, Clarice is overweight. She calls herself fat, with no self-disrespect, just a critical and honest eye. She’s been fat her whole life. When you hear Clarice talk about it you begin to […]

Time to Dream

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Is there a dream in your heart, something you’ve always wanted to do? Do you have a dream, but you won’t let that dream live? Imagine the heights you will reach. Resurrect the dream in your heart… enter dreamland. In […]

One New Year’s Resolution for Everyone’s List

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It’s the mother lode of all resolutions: The one thing you can do in the year ahead that will positively bring change to your life. This resolution changes attitude, changes actions and gets results that you never thought possible. What […]

Loving Generously

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“For me, I could tell because of my library book.” Colleen told Mary. They were having a conversation about an eye-opening article in the NY Times Magazine, “The Generous Marriage.” Colleen knows she has a good marriage. Mary… not so […]

3 Ways to Keep a Year-long Holiday Spirit

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What happens when the excitement winds down and everything is back to normal? For Barb, normal is unacceptable. You know her type; she starts planning Halloween in July. By December 26th she’s already been in her craft closet pulling out […]

Happiness Makers

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You threw some coins in the Salvation Army kettle.  You and your grocery cart stepped aside for the Mom behind you in line with her cranky kid. You spent a couple of hours with great-aunt Mildred shopping for brassieres. Good […]

Stop Pop.

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He is a brown-skinned visitor from Indonesia. He has a slight build, one you would expect from an Asian.  Adi came to America to attend MIT; he has a knack for programming. Adi told Linda, his new friend from Boston, […]

Madam Walker

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The first known African-American woman to become a self-made millionaire was Madam C.J. Walker. In only fifteen years she built an empire that found the antidote for bad-hair days.  Her company made hair products that had never before been introduced […]

4 Ways to Practice Mindful Indulgence

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December is the month notorious for celebration. Holidays and the end of another work year set the stage for parties and family get-togethers. Food, booze and sweets are plentiful. It’s tough to stay in the healthy-living mode with so much […]

Evaluate Where You Are – Video Zig Ziglar

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Daily Video Today’s Prayable pick is not inspiring music, but motivational advice from the master of all things inspirational – Zig Ziglar! Zig gives us the straight talk he’s famous for and makes a case for living a purpose centered […]

Evaluate Where You Are – Zig’s Quiz

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Here’s how to evaluate where you are for a purpose centered life. You’ll need to create your own chart, work it and evaluate! CHART First column: Happy Healthy Reasonably Prosperous Secure True Friends Good Family Relationships Peace of Mind Hope […]

Mind, Body, and Spirit De-Cluttered

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7 0f 8 ←BACK • NEXT→ Moving Forward Without Clutter What clutter are you hoarding, that’s keeping you from moving forward: Guilt, jealousy, procrastination, anxiety, un-forgiveness, self-doubt, or dis-trust? When you de-clutter you will receive clarity. You become more aware […]

Wrongful Speaking De-Cluttered

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6 0f 8 ←BACK • NEXT→ FIVE. Wrongful Speaking –Filter it. What starts as a fine crack becomes a crater in relationships. By using the wrong words, you spew clutter, contaminating those around you. Learn how to talk in a […]

Bad Thinking De-Cluttered

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5 of 8 ←BACK • NEXT→ FOUR. Bad Thinking –Switch it. When Shonna notices that her mind is cluttered up with bad thinking, she starts thinking the Lord’s words. Through meditative worship, she switches off the bad thinking and turns […]

Fear De-Cluttered

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4 0f 8 ←BACK • NEXT→ THREE. Fear –Let go of it. Roz has a method she regularly uses to de-clutter her fear. She allows herself to feel the fear, and then- she does it anyway. Whatever it is she’s […]

Sadness De-Cluttered

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3 0f 8 ←BACK • NEXT→ TWO. Sadness –Release it. Much sadness is justified.  But when it goes too long and you can’t identify the cause of it, it’s time to let go. When Daphne feels sadness, she immediately replaces […]

Anger De-Cluttered

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2 0f 8 ←BACK • NEXT→ ONE. Anger –Understand it. Juanita knows that anger comes from hurt. She gets to the root of the matter by dealing with the real issue that caused the hurt in the first place. She […]

5 Ways to De-Clutter Mind, Body, and Spirit

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1 of 8 NEXT→ De-clutter your space. De-clutter your spirit. De-clutter your stuff. De-clutter, and  you will find your spiritual power. First take an inventory of all the clutter affecting your mind, body and spirit. You’ll be cleaning out all […]

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Spiritually Healthy
Spiritually Health Get rid of what enslaves you. Find spiritual health and well-being by discovering personal freedom. Don't be defeated by your life circumstances. Here's how to change your life for good. Inspired by Rabbi Karyn Kedar's new ...

posted 6:24:14pm Mar. 27, 2014 | read full post »

You Can Have A Better Marriage
You Can Have a Better Marriage By Susan Diamond, Prayables Some people have a stupendous, fireworks on the Fourth of July marriage. Others have a miserable, cry me a river marriage that really stinks. The rest, fit not-so-neatly in-between. ...

posted 2:08:09pm Mar. 19, 2014 | read full post »

Living Life Outside the Box
Contributed by Susan Good, Visit Gramma Good at www.grammagood.com I believe in living my life outside the box. I know many women of all ages don’t feel as I do and live inside the box their entire lives. Life inside the box means ...

posted 5:03:30pm Mar. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Is There a Future for Religion?
Written By Susan Diamond, Publisher of Prayables, an online spiritual community for people of all faiths. Is There a Future for Religion? If I hear one more self-righteous matron bitch and moan about the religious morals of young people ...

posted 10:27:07pm Feb. 19, 2014 | read full post »

Happy Life: 10 Tips & Observations from Gramma Good’s Mother
Contributed by Susan Good Visit Gramma Good at www.grammagood.com I call my mom at least once a day. Today we talked about buying a scrabble app for her computer. Ninety- two years old and my mother is going to play scrabble on her Mac! ...

posted 11:28:18am Feb. 11, 2014 | read full post »

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