About Grandma Katherine

sunrise over great lake Michigan

Greetings from Grandma! Hello, I am Katherine, allow me to introduce myself. I am the 60+ year-old Grandma behind the art, writings and observations on this website. I was born in Salina, Kansas and raised in Eudora, Kansas. My mother stayed at home and my father was a construction worker for many years before finding … Read more

October On My Life Path

pathway winding through autumn trees

Our Path I apologize but due to unforeseen circumstances I didn’t get a chance to post in the month of October. Hopefully this will help explain a little of that. Add on the additional health issues I find myself facing and it has been a challenge. My path is like that in the picture above, … Read more

Childhood and Parenting

Learning Growing up, there wasn’t anyone in my family that helped me believe in myself, gave me confidence to do anything I wanted, helped me learn how valuable I am or know about healthy relationships. Don’t get me wrong, my parents did a good job with what knowledge they had and where they were in … Read more

Body Image

Written January 2017 as I struggled accepting my changing mature body in the aging process. I was 56 years old. Depression also comes from things we cannot control, like the body we are born into Yes, we all have those days where we struggle with our body image. I’ve known very handsome, muscular, great build, … Read more

Sunflowers

Wreath with fall leafs and a big sunflower

Thinking of you I love nature. To me that is where my church is. I love the trees, the wild creatures and birds, flowers, plants, gardening. I remember when we were married, and you helped plow the 50-foot-long garden I wanted. It was hard work, but that garden gave us life while we lived there … Read more

Unintended Hiatus

Hello everyone. Thank you for staying tuned in. I have been on a hiatus of sorts for the last few months so apologies for the site not being current. I hope to remedy that as of now. Welcome back                                  … Read more

Staring back at me

Cleaning day I was helping clean the whole house today. Here, there and everywhere. I cleaned the kitchen. Cleaned up the bathroom. Helped with laundry. Even tidied up the living room but mostly my daughter helped with the living room. Her mess lol Check in with work I even stopped around 2pm to go check … Read more

Butterflies and Caterpillars

monarch butterfly

A long time ago when I was at a very dark place in my life, I reached out to get help. During that period while I was lost, confused, and searching for answers a beautiful black woman dressed in an orange, red and yellow African dress helped me find some peace.  Background Information  In 1993, … Read more

Depression as a Teacher

chalkboard saying what's your story

Today I was sharing with my higher power how thankful I am. Not because my life is great and I have few worries, far from it. Yet, I remain very grateful for what is. There were more than a few times in the past that my life could’ve ended but it didn’t. It is nowhere … Read more