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Gratitude/Happiness

Happy memories and moments with grandmothers/grandchildren. Sherelle remembers at the age of nine drinking Sanka coffee, eating toast, and watching “The Price is Right” with her grandmother. This is how she learned to talk back to the television and why she still loves black coffee. This also captures opinions about what it means to live and be happy. Ways grandmothers or grandchildren teach each other how to be grateful and to express our gratitude. The joy of being with your grandmother or grandchildren. Also includes humor—stories grandmothers or grandchildren share that tickle the funny bone, conjuring laughter when remembered, or that describe things deemed inappropriate to laugh about.

TESTIMONY: LASHAWNDA PITTMAN
2 years ago

TESTIMONY: LASHAWNDA PITTMAN

Real Black Grandmothers Creator and Founder, Dr. LaShawnDa Pittman talks about the importance of preserving Black grandmothers stories.

TESTIMONY: SHEREE JOHNSON
3 years ago

TESTIMONY: SHEREE JOHNSON

“Baby It’s Enough of Waneda to Go Around”

My grandmother, Waneda Loretta Pittman (Neda) (May 30, 1933-May 2, 2015), kept us in church with her. She raised her household in
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TESTIMONY: SHERYL BURKE
3 years ago

TESTIMONY: SHERYL BURKE

“A Haiku for Maw Maw”

Eat Organic Save Money Listen to sages Practice kindness and interdependence Repeat

As a child, I was left in …
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TESTIMONY: NAIMA MORA
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: NAIMA MORA

Naima Mora, talks about the stories she can recollect and those that she wish were documented from her grandmother sculptor Elizabeth Catlett (April 15, 1915-April 2, 2012).

 


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TESTIMONY: ASHA ALI
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: ASHA ALI

AYEEYO MACAAN (SWEET GRANDMOTHER)

“I remember the scorching sun hitting my back while tears strolled down my eyes. I was eight months pregnant and was holding my two boys’ hand …
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TESTIMONY: KARLEE DARRELL RUFFIN
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: KARLEE DARRELL RUFFIN

My grandmother, Ruth Ruffin (September 3, 1938-), is the daughter of Mable Toney and Wingfield Ruffin. Her grandchildren call her ‘Grandma Ruth’ or ‘Gee Gee’ and she lives in …
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TESTIMONY: MYLES LONG
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: MYLES LONG

“The Life in All Living Things”

My parents were teenagers when I was born. So, my parents and I lived with my grandparents in their home in Seattle, Washington …
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TESTIMONY: KIRSTYN KOREN THOMAS
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: KIRSTYN KOREN THOMAS

“The Beautiful Creation of Your Children”

Loreli Warren (August 13, 1938) is my grandma as well as a grandmother to three other grandchildren. She was born and raised in …
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TESTIMONY: SADE VICTORIAN
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: SADE VICTORIAN

“Good, better, best never let it rest until the good becomes better and the better becomes best” these are words of wisdom that has been passed down through many generations. …
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RESILIENCE: DELIGHT IN THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN
4 years ago

RESILIENCE: DELIGHT IN THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN

Resilience is appreciating the small things, especially the contagious laughter of children.

Kelly’s association of the sound of laughter with being a grandmother reminds me of something that Nelson Mandela …
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