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    GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Christmas with Bonnie and Clyde 

    JACKSON HOLE, WY – As I write this, Christmas is over, I hope. It comes once a year, and for something that has pretty much been the same for 2,000 years, you’d think that people would know...

    • Posted January 3, 2017
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  • Years ago this young man waited at the Old Faithful Inn to meet the Midnight Ghost. He did, and except for a grease spot by the front  door, no one has seen him since.
    GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Everyday Scary

    Happy Halloween (and how I got to be afraid of just about everything). JACKSON HOLE, WY – This is supposed to be the scariest time of the year, but I think the whole year has been scary....

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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  • Mr. Klump and Miss Fans, the music teacher, at a political rally. As you can see, there was great excitement in the air. (Photo: Gallopin’ Grandma)
    GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Middle School Mudslinging

    Eighth graders get a lesson in political warfare. JACKSON HOLE, WY – It was a very long time ago when a group of cavemen picked up some rocks and old dinosaur bones and threw them at a...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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    GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: The Glutina Chronicles

    Navigating the new (food) world order. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I recently heard from a friend of mine in my hometown of Corn Cob, Iowa, she had won first prize in the Friday night meat raffle at Ted’s...

    • Posted August 9, 2016
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    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
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  • Here is Grandma camping in Kansas. She has the latest equipment—the horse is from Hertz Rent-a-Horse. (Photo: gallopin’ grandma)
    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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