Grilled Grandma: Fanny

How many children do you have? I have 2, a daughter and a son

How many grandchildren? What are their ages? I have 4, Kale 18, Hannah 14, Anika 11 and Daniel 8

Any great grandchildren? no

What do your grandchildren call you?

How often do you get to see your grandchildren?
2 about once a month, the other 2, 4 times a year

What is the best thing about being a grandma? You can love them, spoiled them and leave them when they don't behave

What is the most challenging part of being a grandma? Seeing them and being shown affection

What is your favorite thing to do with grandchildren who visit your house? I like to play games with them or show them how to cook

What is your favorite thing to do when visiting grandchildren at their house? Same thing, also taking walks

How do you maintain the bond between yourself and your grandchildren between visits? E-mails and phone calls

What do you most want to pass along to your grandchildren? My love of them and my personal history

What is one word you hope your grandkids think of when they think of you? Caring and lots of good energy

What is one thing you wish you had learned earlier as a grandparent? Don't tell the parents how to raise their kids

What one bit of advice would you give a new grandma?
Be there and show lots of love.




You can visit Fanny and learn of her fly-fishing adventures on her website,