Why yes, you can call me gramma if you want

Carlene M. Dean
12 min readJul 10, 2020
Photo by Isaac Quesada on Unsplash

“Hahaha, I’m not old enough to be a grandma!” said the pretty brunette 40-something-year-old woman, a businessperson in my neighborhood, when I asked her once whether any of her children had given her grandchildren. Immediately in my mind I thought, “Old?!?! What does that have to do with it? Having grandkids doesn’t make us ‘old’, it simply means our child(ren) are old enough to reproduce themselves as small…

Carlene M. Dean

Experienced professional writer/freelancer and former newspaper reporter-turned-online writer/blogger. Thinker. “Old soul”, young hippie, empath.