How to Behead a Barbie with a Spoon and Other Life Lessons From Grandma

For the first six or so years of my life, my feet never touched the ground when I was with Margaret. We flew on her broomstick, in my mind, as she carried me around on her back. My mother sometimes had to remind my grandmother that my legs were in perfectly functional order and I …

Continue reading How to Behead a Barbie with a Spoon and Other Life Lessons From Grandma

Advertisements

As My Grandmother Says, “Make Sure You Really Capture the Suffering.”

My grandmother Margaret starts her day by 2:30 a.m. every morning to carefully comb her feathery bangs into submission, vacuum the carpets, and walk the beagle. Like her dog, I too am forced to march along to certain traditions from time to time. Her no-nonsense attitude accepts nothing less--no matter the weather or whether any of us actually want …

Continue reading As My Grandmother Says, “Make Sure You Really Capture the Suffering.”