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What's the story with my grandma?

My grandma is in her 90s and she broke her neck. I'm not sure I'm getting the story straight from my father so I just want to know what's going on and what to expect. What I know is inside. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Jun 25, 2016 - 13 answers

Do I tell my daughter that her disowned grandmother remarried?

My ex-spouse broke all ties to their widowed mother a few years back. Since then, I've been the conduit for communication between Daughter (11 years old; lives with Ex; I have her for summers and some other holidays) and Grandma. This consists of birthday and Christmas cards and presents (Ex returns any mail from Grandma unopened, doesn't take calls, etc.). I talk to Daughter regularly via phone and text, and hold Grandma's presents and cards until she's at my house. We all live far enough apart that visits from Grandma aren't an issue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2016 - 30 answers

Anthropomorphic animal picture books about death for a toddler?

Grandma died. Grandma was a huge part of my daughter's life. My daughter is 9, but brain damage makes her like a 2-year-old. My daughter prefers to talk about sad/scary things via anthropomorphic animals in picture books. ("Scared like Piglet." "Sad like Franklin.") Any suggestions for a book with animals about death that covers everything simply - sickness, hospital, death, funeral, sadness, saying goodbye, comfort?
posted by clawsoon on Apr 7, 2016 - 8 answers

It took two years but she's finally figured out how to watch a video!

I'm looking for youtube videos of people dancing all fancy to share with my grandma. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Apr 24, 2015 - 14 answers

T-mobile or Republic Wireless?

I am getting a smartphone for my mom this Christmas. Help me decide how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Nov 5, 2014 - 15 answers

Next time I'll remember to ask this question when it's 1987 out.

I've had this little home decor project idea floating around in my head for ages and I need a specific kind of picture frame to pull it off. One of those family collage frame type dealies that everybody's grandma has in the den. But they seem to have dropped out of fashion and I haven't been able to find one anywhere over the course of numerous googlings for the past year and a half. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jul 23, 2014 - 23 answers

I Should Have Asked: Grandma, What's a Gazakus?

My hilarious grandma (may she rest in peace) often used the word gazakus (sp?). Was it a nonsense word she made up, or is it a real word that actually means something? [more inside]
posted by slmorri on Feb 19, 2014 - 9 answers

How I made my first million?

About 10 years ago I inherited my grandmas small fortune of paper and coin currency she amassed during the 70's and 80's while visiting nearly 100 world countries. The shoebox-collection contains maybe 200 coins and 100 paper notes, and some of them are really quite impressive! I've been lugging this box around for years and the time has come to finally part with it (sorry grandma). I'm not a coin collector and really don't know much about any of it, but with the help of a few books I researched a handful of coins and notes only to find out they're not worth diddly (<$1, if that). I have a feeling most of the collection is like this except for a few gold Rand coins and some notes that were previously appraised. Hivemind: what are some ways to liquidate my collection?
posted by mrrisotto on Dec 9, 2013 - 12 answers

Technology aids to help grandma get more out of life?

My grandmother is in her mid-90s now. She's still fairly active, but her eyes bother her, and I've seen that take away two of the basic pleasures of her life. One is reading the newspaper. She can only read the headlines now. The other is mahjong. The combination of light and script on the tiles make her uncomfortable. [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Jul 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Gramma's got a brand new tablet.

The family got my grandma a Kindle Fire HD for her birthday, and I have the weekend to load it up with apps before mailing it off to her. I know positively zip about the Kindle, and I'm looking for recommendations and tips. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Apr 11, 2013 - 9 answers

I just want real food.

I want to eat like it's 1909 and have no idea how to plan meals. I will learn to cook. Does anyone have advice and/or resources for me? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Aug 9, 2012 - 63 answers

Happy birthday gmama?

What should we get our 90-year-old grandma for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by jschu on Jun 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Need a Mother's Day gift for grandma

I need a great mother's day gift for my new baby's wonderful grandmas. [more inside]
posted by bq on Apr 22, 2011 - 8 answers

Vegas - Senior Style

I'm taking my 65 year old Grandma to Vegas. She's never been. How can I make this the best trip ever? [more inside]
posted by Marinara on Feb 24, 2011 - 19 answers

Grandma needs baby photos.

Trying to buy a digital photo frame for my mother-in-law. Question has been asked before on AskMe but this is the 2010 version and of course my special snowflake details are included within. [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Nov 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Hal, this is your grandmother speaking.

Very straightforward voice to text software for an elderly person? Is it out there? [more inside]
posted by Maude_the_destroyer on Nov 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Help us help my granny~!

How can we get my grandma from overseas to the US as painlessly as possible without spending $$$$$ amount of money? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Oct 30, 2010 - 20 answers


Grandmother in a nursing home. Elderly grandfather caring for her and denying help from others. Grandma not getting the care she needs. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Oct 29, 2010 - 9 answers

Webcam suggestions for Grandma?

What webcam/video chat setup would you recommend, if you had to set one up for a technophobe grandma, in order to let her see her grandchildren? [more inside]
posted by kristin on Aug 30, 2010 - 10 answers

What do I ask my Grandma?

My Grandmother is turning 94 years old, what should I ask her? [more inside]
posted by sanka on Jul 2, 2010 - 21 answers

Ubuntu laptop for Grandma?

Replacing my laptop, and planning to give current laptop to my 85 yr old mother so she can email and chat with me, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren, and receive photo's. Is ubuntu a viable OS for her? [more inside]
posted by batikrose on Jul 1, 2010 - 19 answers

Where are you going, Ronaldo?

Help me identify a song my grandmother with Alzheimers sings sometimes: "Where are you going Ronaldo? I go to Las Vegas"... [more inside]
posted by TimeTravelSpeed on Feb 22, 2009 - 17 answers

Dear Grandma!

A list of ways to show Nanna she is loved? [more inside]
posted by nomnomnom on Nov 3, 2008 - 10 answers

How can I get my grandma into a new hospital?

My terminally-ill grandma is in a hospital that is dirty, poorly staffed, and crowded. My family wants to move her to another facility. She has 2-8 weeks to live. Hospital staff has been unreceptive to our requests. How can we get grandma transferred to another facility? [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Oct 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me find the apron of my Nana's dreams!

Apron Filter! Where can I get a really nice (pretty, well-made) waist apron for my beloved Nana? Catch - must fit UK size 20-22! [more inside]
posted by cardamine on Oct 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me Geek Squad these laptops!

2 used laptops: what to do with them? One will be new to me (from my wonderful girlfriend), one will be new to my grandma (from me) [more inside]
posted by whiskey point on Apr 8, 2008 - 14 answers

Creative ways to give coins as a gift

What are some creative ways to give rolled coins as a gift? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Dec 21, 2007 - 21 answers

Quality intergenerational time that transcends disabilities

What activities can I initiate with my substantially-deaf, substantially-blind grandfather? [more inside]
posted by moreandmoreso on Oct 16, 2007 - 15 answers

What should I buy to help remember my grandma?

My grandma recently gave me $500 to buy something lasting to remember her by. My first thought was watch, but I have a watch, so I am hoping for good suggestions of lasting items in that price range (I like ebay). I would like something unique, but maybe there is something that all men should own that I am just not thinking of.
posted by ouchitburns on Jul 10, 2007 - 41 answers

Dirty Jokes for Grandma

What are some good, somewhat dirty jokes suitable for telling to my Grandma? [more inside]
posted by sciurus on Jun 26, 2007 - 53 answers

Are Comcast broadband resellers legit?

I'm trying to get my parents set up with high-speed cable Internet on top of their cable TV service. They're in the Tucson, AZ burbs and their cable provider is Comcast. Google searches return "broadband resellers" who offer special deals (e.g. free cable modem+free router+$19.95/mo for six months) that don't appear on Comcast's official site. Are these resellers legit? Has anybody used them? Anything I should be wary of? [Comcast offers a combined cable/phone/internet package, but that's not available to my parents since digital phone is not yet supported where they live.]
posted by ldenneau on May 21, 2007 - 5 answers

What is this beautiful weird thing?

Weird thing I found. Any idea what it is? Possibly a coin or button or.... Has some bird on one side... the other side has a ??? [more inside]
posted by LadyBonita on May 15, 2007 - 17 answers

advice on email for hopelessly tech ignorant Grandma

are there any simply-email appliance(s) out there for grandma? [more inside]
posted by narakunate on Feb 11, 2007 - 24 answers

Can you ID these cookies?

Dear people with cookie-making and/or Italian grandmas, Can you identify this cookie, and help me find a recipe? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Jan 6, 2006 - 12 answers

Grandma LoJack?

My 87 year old grandmother is in the midst of decline suffering from Alzheimer's and now believes she needs to go to work each day. She lives across the street from my folks, but has taken to 'escaping' and wandering all around town. Has anybody heard of/seen/used any type of "Grandma LoJack" device to track her down, or better yet, send out an alarm when she gets too far from a base unit in the house? (I.e. if she walks more than 50 yards from the kitchen or something an alarm would go off at my folks house or it would make a phone call.) She's got an ID bracelet now with an 800 number on it, but that's only good when/if they find her.
posted by GernBlandston on Jul 8, 2005 - 14 answers

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