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    Can I grill you? Plus, GRAND Social No. 199 link party for grandparents

    Can I grill you?

    Some of you may recall a feature I started here on Grandma's Briefs soon after I started up the site. It was (and still is) Grilled Grandmas, a Q&A with various grandmas of various ages and stages, many of whom are still active in the Grandma's Briefs community, linking here, commenting there. You can check out the numerous grillings I published of fabulous grandmas willing to share their wisdom and wit — and photos of their grandkiddos, too — by clicking right here or on the Grilled Grandmas tab at the top of this page.

    I put Grilled Grandmas on hiatus a while back, mostly because I ran out of grandmas to grill. But... there are so many relatively new grandmas in the online grandma community, I'd like to get back to publishing grillings of any grandmas who would like to be featured. Which is where YOU come in.

    If you're interested in being featured as a Grilled Grandma and having the opportunity to share your wisdom, wit, and grandkiddos — and your blog or website or publishing credits of any sort, too — please email me (that's lisa@grandmasbriefs dot com) and I'll send you the details and the questions. (Note: You do NOT need to have a blog to be featured as a Grilled Grandma.)

    Oh, and I'd be happy to grill grandpas, too, if any are interested; I even have a Grilled GrandPA badge for the men.

    I look forward to hearing from you. And adding you to the list of amazing Grilled Grandmas!

    GRAND Social No. 199

    I look forward, too, to all the interesting links I'm sure will be shared in this week's GRAND Social! Thank you for linking and reading the posts from others! Here's to you! And you... and you and you and you!

    grand social link party

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
    • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
    • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
    • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
    • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
    • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:
    <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="blank"><img src="" alt="Grandma’" width="125" height="125" /></a>
    • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.


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    Reader Comments (6)

    It will be fun to see newly grilled grandmas -- and grandpas!!! I like 'meeting' (albeit virtually) the folks that you write about.

    March 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNina Lewis

    I was one of your "grilled grandma's", Lisa! I had only one grandchild back then. It's been wonderful adding 3 more and now living close to them all. If you'd like to re-grill me let me know ;)

    I always enjoyed your Grilled Grandmas feature and am glad you are starting it up again! Hope you get lots of responces! And, thanks for yet another Grand Socials.

    March 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Oh Lisa what a great idea for the Grilled Grandmas. I did not get to be part of that but feel privileged to be invited to this. Love this meme and look forward to it each week. Blessed and Happy Easter.

    March 21, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdaylily

    I loved your Grilled Grandmas feature! I very much look forward to it's return.

    March 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    Better late than never! I am so glad you are restarting Grilled Grandmas. I always enjoyed meeting new ones! Thanks for hosting.

    March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc
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