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  • This is my husband, in 1999, at a University of Minnesota football game. He was without shame and embarrassed everybody. PHOTO: JEAN WEBBER
    GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: A guide to driving your kids nuts

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Once upon a time, one of my darlings asked me if it was olden times when I was a child. I told her to go play in traffic. Then she wanted to know...

    • Posted May 19, 2015
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  • Gallopin’ Grandma at age 11 being waterboarded in some weird Nebraska ritual. (Photo credit: Jean Webber)
    GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Fifty Shades of I could care less

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Once upon a time there was an especially luscious praying mantis named Iris. She was tall and slim and green and all the guys were nuts about her. Mantis guys are sort of...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • Nebraska 1924: My mother and friends after escaping from the fashion 5-0. (Photo credit: Jean Webber)
    GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Lifelong fashion police fugitive

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – A few years ago when I was in high school, my mother made me an Easter outfit. It was a pink, and I mean pink, corduroy suit. I chose to accessorize my ensemble...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • My two aunties going to the airport in their Ford touring car. They have discovered that they don’t know what an airport is and Nebraska doesn’t have one anyway.

PHOTO: JEAN WEBBER
    GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Fur and loathing in the airport

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – There was a time when air travel was fabulous. Everyone dressed up, the service was fabulous, the food and drink were fabulous, the planes were fabulous and you could travel to Hawaii or...

    • Posted January 20, 2015
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    GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Did anyone see a turkey go by?

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The Day of the Turkey is here and the Butterball hotline ladies are on full alert. Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national symbol, but rational minds prevailed and now we...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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    Gallopin’ Grandma: Why another election?

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – My father was a rock-ribbed Republican; he never gave up. He voted for Hoover, everyone else voted for Roosevelt. He voted for Alf Landon, everyone else voted for Roosevelt. He voted for Willkie,...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • Galloping Grandma: Spirits run the valley

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Not long ago I thought I was losing my hearing. It felt as if my ears were all plugged up, though I could still hear my husband whining about not being able to...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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    GALLOPING GRANDMA: Is that art? If you say so

    Someone asked me to write a column about contemporary art. I think all art is contemporary at the time it was done and there is always someone standing around telling everyone how wrong it is. I’m sure...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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    GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Lowered expectations

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – On a cold and misty day many years ago, some Irish monks sailed away in their little boat to see what they could see. They sailed until they came to an island and...

    • Posted June 10, 2014
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    Galloping Grandma 5.14.15

    I am writing this on Mother’s Day. My children have been posting unflattering pictures of me on Facebook all day, but since they think gypsies abandoned them on my doorstep, I guess that’s OK. There are all...

    • Posted May 13, 2014
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