I WOULD LIKE TO WRITE A STORY ABOUT YOU ...AS A GRIEVING MOTHER

  I WANT TO WRITE A STORY ABOUT YOU... AS A GRIEVING MOTHER.......NOTE:  This is the email I sent back to _____, who wants to write a short story about me as a grieving mother, about my son, Tommy.  If it's real... it's a good thing... if not... it's still a good thing.BY GLORIA FAYE BROWN BATES/aka GRANNY GEEHi ...........................more

I HAVE TO BE CAREFUL NOW...

I HAVE TO BE CAREFUL NOW... BY GLORIA FAYE BROWN BATES/aka GRANNY GEEFor a moment... I push the thought away... it comes back.  I see in my mind... I don't want to think, I don't want to see.  I can't bear it, I have to be careful of what I think about today... it really hurts too bad.  This is early in the morning........I see in my mind... that red/gold upholstered chest in my mind.  It sits on top of the filing cabinet in my art room... on top of the chest sits a gold-framed photo....more

JUST AS STRONG AS I ... NEED TO BE

 JUST AS STRONG AS I ... NEED TO BEBY GLORIA FAYE BROWN BATES/aka GRANNY GEEToday I was listening to Anderson Cooper's mother talk on his show.  She was talking about grief...  about when someone says your loved one who has just died .... 'is in a better place'.  How can they 'be in a better place'?  'How do ... you ... know?...more

WHEN YOU 'SEE COLORS, HAPPY COLORS'... THINK OF

  WHEN YOU 'SEE COLORS, HAPPY COLORS'... THINK OF MEBY GLORIA FAYE BROWN BATES/aka GRANNY GEEI just came from my artroom... back to my computer.  I printed out something I wanted to slip into Tommy's Chest.  I do this quite often... but, I only slip something in very quickly... I don't want to 'see anything'... I can't, yet.  I keep thinking I will ...look inside... soon. ...more

Grief and the monster under the bed!

We're living in modern times. People are more open about their lives and choices than at any other time in history. People speak their minds and demand to be heard. We talk openly about most every topic including all those things that were hidden in our ancestor’s closets. Yet there is something about death and the grieving process that remains mysterious....more

GLORIA'S GRIEF

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I'M SORRY, SKIP... I DID SOMETHING AWFUL

 http://happycolorsandgrannygee.blogspot.com/ CONTACT GRANNY GEE ...more

Why I'll Be Breastfeeding This Father's Day

Bear with me folks: This is a long one- once again, because there is something very near and dear to my heart; physically, mentally and even spiritually....more

Surviving Loss and Thriving Again

None of us wants to think about it, but the standard definition of a totally successful relationship is the old, traditional “til death do us part.” Any time we love, whether it’s a life partner, a dear friend, a child, a sibling, a parent or even a beloved pet, we are risking the loss of that love. When you’re happy with someone, you often don’t think about your happiness or even fully realize it. You may take your contentment for granted....more