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    EBWW! Plus, GRAND Social No. 201 link party for grandparents


    I left Colorado early Thursday morning to spend three full amazing and inspirational days with hundreds of amazing and inspirational women (and one or two handfuls of men) at the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop in Dayton, Ohio, the majority of that time with this fabulous group of witty women whom I love and adore... and already miss:

    Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop 2016 

    As I'm writing this not long after I arrived home Sunday evening and am quite pooped — and not writing very well after flying the sometimes-not-so-friendly skies all day — that's about all you'll hear from me about EBWW right now. Though I'll share more in the days ahead, just know for now that it. was. amazing.

    And inspirational.

    And fun — and funny — as <cuss>.

    No joke!

    (Thank you to Lisa Roe, the beautiful novelist in the striped top, for allowing me to swipe the photo of us she so graciously shared on Facebook.)

    GRAND Social No. 201

    Welcome to our weekly link party! I'm delighted you're here and linking. And reading. And socializing!


    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 (8)

    What a photo of some amazing woman I am sure. You amaze me how much you get done. I sent my Grilled Grandma info via e-mail. Let me know if it is not what you need. Thanks Peggy Jones

    April 4, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdaylily

    When I first saw you mention this workshop, I thought for sure you were a presenter! You're one of the best out there. Looking forward to hearing about it all! I loved Erma Bombeck. She wrote in the same creative and uplifting way that you do!

    April 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

    So happy for you getting to take part in such a great get-together with women you admire. guess it's just worth all the tired and weary feelings you wind up with. enjoy the memories. And, thanks for another Grand Social!

    April 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    What a wonderful opportunity this must have been ,Lisa! I looking forward to hearing what you learned at the workshop and how it was conducted. I loved reading Erma Bombeck's writings--she had such a good sense of humor, like you do!

    Sounds like you had an inspiring weekend. What a great opportunity. Erma Bombeck is one of my favorites. Thanks for hosting, even when your tired.

    April 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJackie S

    I can't wait to hear all about it! Hope you get some rest and have a wonderful week. Thanks for hosting!

    April 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    I'm so glad you had a wonderful time and I can't wait to hear more about it!

    April 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Chester

    That workshop sounds like it was a wonderful experience. But, why on earth did you go? You're such a great writer as it is!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNina Lewis
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