Monthly Archives: December 2021

Episode 52. Every Child Needs a Favorite Grampy

Today’s guest is Manny Oliverez – also known as Favorite Grampy. You can contact Favorite Grampy at and

Buy his book at A Love Journal: 100 Things I Love about Grandpa (100 Things I Love About You Journal): 9781638073444: Oliverez, Manny: Books

Visit his author page at Manny Oliverez: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

You can contact his daughter’s travel agency at and


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Episode 51. Christmas Memories

This episode is an edited rebroadcast from Christmas 2020. It is filled with memories of Christmases long ago. What are your Christmas memories? Which carol or song is your favorite? Do you have a traditional Christmas feast, or do you go out? Please share your memories with me for the Christmas 2022 episode.

I mentioned the legacy journals I have compiled. They will jumpstart your memoir writing … quick and easy to follow. The entire purpose of the podcast and my writing is to help grandparents deepen their relationships with their grandchildren. Writing in legacy journals and researching your family trees is an important bonding activity that can be done in person and online. Help your grandchildren find their branches on their family trees.

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Episode 50. My Country Cousins: a chapter book series for ages 6-10

Welcome to the Adventures with Grammy podcast. I’m your host, Carolyn Berry. Today my guests are Heather and Quinn, the mother and daughter writing team who uses the pen name Heather N. Quinn. They live in Canada, the setting for their newly released book series, My Country Cousins.
The first book in the series is Journey to Juniper Junction
The second book in the series, Adventures at Almosta Farm, will be available next month.
Contact Information:

Email: ok

Mail: Babblegarden Publishing Ltd.,

PO Box 58, Navan Stn. Main, Navan, ON, Canada

K4B 1J3

Heather was born in Scotland but grew up on a hobby farm in Ontario. In 1990, Heather, her husband, and their daughter Quinn moved to a village in England near the city of Chester, the hometown of their main character, Gemma Merriman.
The family returned to Canada when Quinn was ten years old and thoroughly English, which made adjusting to life in Canada a wee bit trying. However, Quinn says, that personal experience makes it easy for her to identify with Gemma’s feelings.
Join Heather, Quinn and me as we discuss Gemma’s quest for adventure and independence.
Before we jump into the interview, I want to share with you information about the fun activity book I have created.
It’s called My Family Tree. It’s a journal. It’s a photo album. It’s a memory keeper. It’s an introduction to the art and science of family history. It does not require a genealogy subscription to use.
Unlike other journals, this journal is a PDF download designed to fit into a three-ring binder, and it provides lots of opportunities to share with your grandchildren in person or online.
I compiled this journal because my older grandchildren have begun to ask me questions about their late grandfather. This journal is their Christmas present. In it I have included pictures of him from the time he was a baby. I have written lots of stories about him, too.
You can learn more about My Family Tree by visiting my website,
If you have questions, please send me an e-mail at

Episode 49. Queen Vernita’s Magical Christmas Train Ride.


Dr. Dawn Menge has won forty-one national awards as the author of the Queen Vernita educational series, which is children’s book series based on her real-life adventures. She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, a master’s degree and a Clear Credential in moderate/severe disabilities, and a bachelor’s degree in human development. Dr. Menge has been teaching severely handicapped students for nineteen years. She has three children and five beautiful grandchildren and lives in Southern California. She has joined us today to read Queen Vernita’s Magical Christmas Train Ride.


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Episode 48. Spin the Dreidel; It’s Hanukkah!

Guest: Deanna Shoss, founder, Intercultural Talk, Inc.



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