All posts by Galloping Grandma

  • 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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  • Mom squad glory
    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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  • Gallopin’ Grandma: Dining out: the survival guide

    JACKSON, WYO – Once upon a time near the dawn of ages, someone in a leopard skin waiter’s uniform served a chunk of filet du mammoth to a guest. Several grunts later, the waiter was slammed over...

    • Posted April 29, 2014
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  • Gallopin’ Grandma: Best Ball Buster goes to Grandma

    JACKSON, WYO – The higher ups of this paper recently published their annual survey of the things that their readers like best about Jackson Hole. While it’s true that this area has many wonderful things and awesome...

    • Posted March 18, 2014
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  • GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Get a grip on your dreams

    JACKSON, WYO – There was a man in a nearby town, where these things happen, who desperately wanted to win the lottery. It had been a dream of his for years, but the time came when he...

    • Posted March 4, 2014
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  • GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Hello hell, it’s me

    JACKSON, WYO – The author Dorothy Parker was known to answer the phone with “What fresh hell is this?” Now we all know what fresh hell is: It drops out of who knows where and lands on...

    • Posted February 4, 2014
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