Category Archives: Grandma

The Grandma Plates

In my cupboard is a lovely set of earthenware dishes.  They are blue and white with scenes of different castles and little flowers and leaves circling the outer edge.  The pattern is Johnson and Brother’s Old Britain Castles. Sometimes when I’m having a cup of tea, I stare into the distant castle-scape and imagine myself […]


1987 Cutlass Ciera: Grandma Sweater, Meet Grandma Car

When we first moved to Swank County in 1999, I drove a grey, spotless, 1987 Cutlass Ciera.  The ‘grandma car,’ as we called it, was actually bought from my grandma in 1991.  When she owned it, every night that car slept in her garage.  The car was washed regularly, the inside smelled like new and […]