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About grandawn

I work as administrative support in the Oklahoma State University Art Dept. For the past few years, I have been responsible for finances, paperwork, and other decisions for my parents who lived in Texas. Working now to finalize everything after Father's death in 2012 and Mother's death in 2013. I also keep busy blogging, writing children's books, and occasionally shooting commercials. I live in Oklahoma, USA. I have three wonderful grandchildren. I am a teacher, writer, actor, singer. . . and whatever else I can manage.

Fun Fact Friday

Okay, I know that I haven’t finished posting about my birthday month – September. But I have been crazy busy trying to find a full-time job and also promote my books. Since it’s Friday, I wanted to share this little … Continue reading

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More Birthday Month Fun!

September 15th:  Had a fantastic time with 2nd grandson (and his mommy) at the Oklahoma WONDERtorium in Stillwater, OK. It’s an interactive children’s museum that is just amazing! September 16th:  A friend from graduate school days at OSU-Stillwater was in … Continue reading

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Exciting Birthday Month So Far!

September is my birthday month, and this one has been especially busy and exciting. So many things are happening. September 1st:  The eBook of the new Benjamin Boo Book released on amazon.com – Benjamin Boo Plays Hide-and-Seek With You. September 5th: … Continue reading

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Book Labor of Love on Labor Day Weekend

Yes, I did labor over the Labor Day Weekend. But it was a labor of love. *Submitted, proofed, and approved “print proofing” version of third book in the Benjamin Boo Children’s Picture Book Series – Benjamin Boo Plays Hide-and-Seek With You. *Wrote … Continue reading

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Getting Government Assistance is a Full-Time Job

For those who say the government makes it easy for poor people to get and stay on government benefits, I say “Pshaw!”. Actually, I don’t say what I’m thinking because that would be inappropriate. Here’s the scenario outlining time and … Continue reading

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Maybe I Could Make How-To Videos

Since I’m still looking for a job, I’m trying to think of jobs that I could make up for myself. Maybe I could make How-To Videos. Here’s one that’s on youtube.com. What do you think? Poor Ima!  🙂

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Accidental Water Portrait

Portraits appear in many different types of artistic media. But have you ever seen a portrait done in water on concrete? I didn’t think so. Here’s an accidental portrait that appeared when water was splashed on the sidewalk. This guy … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Food Stamps

Today, I did something I never thought I would ever have to do. I applied for food stamps at the Department of Human Services. Sigh. . . I know, in my head, that the purpose of DHS services is to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong

This is definitely wrong – water shooting up in the middle of the road that runs by my house. Workers have been in the process of replacing the road for several days (it sometimes seems like years). I’m not sure … Continue reading

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After Death

Days so busy. . . Much to do. What’s accomplished? Not a clue!   List gets longer By the minute. Does that list Have rest time in it?   Call retirement And another. What’s available For my mother?   Call … Continue reading

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