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What is a Grilled Grandma?

A grilled grandma is a grandma on whom I've shone the spotlight, grilling her with some grandma-related questions — and she's graciously responded with answers and photos!

I regularly feature a new Grilled Grandma, so if you are a grandma, have a grandma or know a grandma, I want to hear about it. Just email me a first name and e-mail address and GRILLED GRANDMA in the subject line, and I'll add you/her to the menu of future Grilled Grandmas.

While you're here, get to know the latest Grilled Grandma — and don't be shy in showing her a little love with your comments!


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    Grilled Grandma: Pat

    How many children do you have?   
    One son, one daughter

    How many grandchildren? What are their ages?
    One cherished grandson

    Any great grandchildren?

    What do your grandchildren call you?
    Nonna (Italian word for grandmother)

    How often do you get to see your grandchildren:
    Sadly only a few times a year as he lives in the beautiful state of Colorado and I live in New York

    What is the best thing about being a grandma?

    Everything! It is such a blessing to hold your children's children and know that they are the future and that we will live on through them.

    What is the most challenging part of being a grandma?
    Living far away and not being there to see many milestones in person

    Describe a recent time that one (or more) of your grandchildren made you laugh out loud.

    My grandson recently celebrated his first birthday and he had so much fun eating his own little cake! His hands and face became covered with icing and he made us all laugh with his excitement.

    What is your favorite thing to do with grandchildren who visit your house?
    Take him for a walk around my neighborhood and show him off!

    What is your favorite thing to do when visiting grandchildren at their house?
    Playing and singing to my grandson and taking lots and lots of photos and videos of him.

    How do you maintain the bond between yourself and your grandchildren between visits?

    My grandson has a blog where his parents put up frequent photos and videos and we all have web cams and use Skype

    What do you most want to pass along to your grandchildren?
    That they will always know they were loved beyond measure by both their parents and grandparents.

    What is one word you hope your grandkids think of when they think of you?


    Find out more about Pat and see her stunning photos of New York City and beyond at Mille Fiori Favoriti, "A Blog About Life In New York City."

    Reader Comments (9)

    Thanks so much Lisa! It was fun to participate! I'm going to put a button on my sidebar linking to this post if you don't mind. It's always nice to be a proud grandmother and show off the grandchildren. :-)

    Hugs, Pat

    January 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPat

    I'd love for you to share with your readers! Button away! I definitely know how it is being a proud grandma!

    January 27, 2010 | Registered CommenterLisa Carpenter


    Just came over from Mille Fiori Favoriti to read Pat's "brief"!:-) and to see what Grandma's Briefs is all about.


    I think it's a great idea and super blog!

    Take care


    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOld Kitty

    What fun! I heart Pat, her blog is wonderful and I just know she's a fantastic grandma! This is such a cute idea. Not a grandma yet, but I love Grandmas!

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

    What a cool header! I came over from Pat. Think I'll stick around. :)

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLucy

    Thanks for stopping by -- and the kind comments -- Old Kitty, Kathy and Lucy! I heart Pat, too, and am so glad she shared her grilling with you!

    January 28, 2010 | Registered CommenterLisa Carpenter

    Visiting from Pat's...what a fun interview with Pat. She is a wonderful Nonna! Sweet new pictures of her grand, too. Thanks!

    January 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVee

    I love your header and blog lol and am so happy you featured my friend Pat, she is a doting nonna and little Leo could not be loved more, he is such a cutie. great post. Kathy

    January 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

    Pat you are terrific! I enjoy family photos so this is great for me! I like knowing people in these sweet ways. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Anne

    May 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

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