I didn't have babysitters when I was young because if Mom and Dad were going somewhere I didn't want to go, I would stay with Grandma Smith. I didn't know my grandparents, Bert and Nina Grisso, as well because they moved between Missouri, California, and Iowa. I just didn't see as much of them until I was older.
Grandma had all the time in the world for me. Sometimes we played a board game about Central America that came from the back of a cereal box. Grandma told me stories about older relatives, and she made me pancakes. It became a family joke because Mom wouldn't make them for me, but of course she made them for my children, her grandchildren.
Because of Grandma Smith's stories, I thought I knew a great deal about my grandma's side of the family. However, as I have researched I have found many interesting pieces of information that I had not know before. Now I am sharing that family history.
I have a few other interests such as gardening, travel, and reading. Don't be surprised to find a page or two here and there on these topics as well as some random thoughts and other bits of useless information.