A few blogs ago I wrote about my mother, Oma, the MIP (most important person. Oma is a “title” my mother wears with great pride). I got quite a few comments from people who have had the same experiences and I also received some personal e-mails. Thank you readers, for posting your comments on a matter so close to our hearts.
Reading previous posts by Bill Thomas I noticed that the current US President Elect called his grandmother “Toots”, my husband (from Canada) used to call his grandmother “Nanu” (a two year old grandchild’s version of Grandma). Readers are invited to contribute their real life version of “Grandma” (and of course Grandpa) to our little vocabulary, as a starting point of countering elderspeak.