All posts by Galloping Grandma
GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Summer Visitors
Who invited these people anyway? JACKSON HOLE, WY – It’s the time of the year again when spring has sprung and summer has arrived and with it that seasonal nightmare known as “people who come to visit.”...
- Posted June 28, 2016
GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Glamping Dreams
Enduring ‘the great outdoors’ with the family. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Once upon a time, an adorable if somewhat clueless young couple lived in a far northern state where it was usually cold and miserable. Think of...
- Posted May 24, 2016
GALLOPING GRANDMA: Amazed in the Land of Odd
Free-range fast food suits these glutes just fine. When I grew up in the big “out there” long ago, concepts like wellness and working your core were alien to us. If you saw someone running they were...
- Posted April 13, 2016
GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Mattel Envy
I need to be Barbie; she’s got lots of stuff. JACKSON HOLE, WY – On March 9, 1959, a young lady appeared on the scene. She was 11 inches tall, had a ridiculous figure and lots of...
- Posted March 23, 2016
GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: New Year, New Nonsense
Jackson, WY – It’s the new year again and the time has come to make all those resolutions we have no intention of keeping. I will explain with a cautionary tale. A friend of mine decided that...
- Posted January 26, 2016
GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Attack of the Cookie Monster
Store-bought confections are good enough for Santa, and for me. Jackson, WY – I was recently approached by someone who should have known better to take part in a fancy, high society Christmas cookie exchange. I was to...
- Posted December 22, 2015
GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: I did it once, don’t make me do it again
Nuts to traditions that weren’t that great the first time round. Jackson, WY – Once upon a time, a bunch of tourists were dumped on a rocky beach in New England. They didn’t want to be there,...
- Posted November 17, 2015
GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Of Life and Buffet Lines
When the options are plentiful, judicious decisions are a must at restaurants and beyond. Jackson, WY – Not long ago I paid many large bucks for a ticket to a fancy charity dinner. It promised me a...
- Posted October 27, 2015
GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Halt Helicopter Parenting
‘Submarine Parenting’ is a better method Jackson Hole, Wyoming – A recent email from my friend LaWanda back in my hometown of Corn Cob, Iowa, relates the details of the latest Corn Cob nut attack. It seems that...
- Posted September 22, 2015
GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Humbled by the apron
Learning lessons of humanity and humiliation from the service industry Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Around this time of the year, the air is filled with the gladsome cries of recent graduates looking forward to a wondrous future,...
- Posted August 18, 2015