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Episode 36. “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa”



Episode 36. A Song for Grandma and Grandpa by Johnny Prill

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A Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter in the folk-polka tradition, Johnny Prill has received numerous accolades for both his music and his volunteerism, which began when he was 12 years old performing with his accordion at local nursing homes.

Except for the impact of COVID-19, Johnny Prill and his family have performed monthly at the Cortney Manor Nursing Home since 1986. Each year they host an annual Christmas Eve show that features four generations of the Prill family and a special Grandparents Day Celebration for the community.

In addition to the Health Care Association of Michigan’s presentation of its “Volunteer of The Year Award,” he has received shout-outs from former Jeopardy Host, the late Alex Trebek; U.S. Olympian Misty May-Treanor; American actresses and comedians Betty White and the late Phyllis Diller; American folk singer the late Pete Seeger; country singers the late Charlie Daniels and Barbara Mandrell; and Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell.

Elected officials on the local, state, and federal levels also have honored Johnny Prill for his volunteer work to honor senior citizens and veterans.

In 1982, he wrote “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa” to honor his grandparents. It has become the official song for National Grandparents Day, which is celebrated in the United States the first Sunday after Labor Day.

I extend a heart-felt welcome to this incredible musician.

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I had hoped to present my interview with Johnny Prill as a bonus episode on Grandparents Day along with announcing the winners of the Adventures with Grammy Essay Contest to celebrate both Gorgeous Grandma Day, which we celebrate every July 23, and National Grandparents Day, which will celebrate this year September 12. However, a bit of a snafu prevented the contest from happening this year. Watch for it in 2022.

Because Johnny Prill gave us permission to play “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa” on the podcast, I present it now to honor and celebrate grandparents near and far.

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Episode 35. How to Feed Your Ninjas



Tracy Johnson, the author of How to Feed Your Ninjas, is today’s guest. Her journey began 40 years ago when she was diagnosed with Chron’s Disease. She discovered exercise and a healthy diet eased her symptoms, and for 20 years she has been symptom-free without medication.

Her brother’s diagnosis with a cancer that would not respond to conventional treatment inspired Tracy to research immunotherapy. Grief-stricken with her brother’s refusal to consider changing his diet and his subsequent death, Tracy turned her attention to sharing her message with children.

In addition, she created a nonprofit organization, the by KARRI Project, to create a solid foundation for the physical and emotional health of our future…starting with the very young.

Welcome, Tracy. Please tell our listeners more about your journey and the story of how the Ninjas boost our immune system.

NOTE: Neither Tracy Johnson, nor Carolyn Berry and the Adventures with Grammy Podcast are offering medical advice. The information discussed in this podcast is a discussion of Tracy Johnson’s personal journey. If you have questions about the medical information shared in this episode, or any episode of the podcast, consult your personal physican.

Tracy Johnson, Founder ‘by KARRI Project’
Louisville, CO
www.howtofeedyourninjas.com
www.bykarriproject.org
info@bykarri.org

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Episode 34. Supporting Our Children to Help Them Be Better Parents



This week’s guest is Gramps Jeffrey, a grandfather of six and the author of the children’s book, I Don’t Want to be 3! He also is the author of a business book, The Secrets of Retailing…How to Beat Walmart. He wrote the book to help entrepreneurs and small businesses compete against the big guys. He has written more than 100 articles for the Huffington Post about small businesses, education, the homeless and nonprofit organizations.

Gramps Jeffrey. Welcome to the Adventures with Grammy podcast. Please tell us about your writing journey and why you wrote your children’s book.


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Episode 33. Curly Crew Books Highlight Kids of Color



Episode 33. Curly Crew Books August 18, 2021
Guests: Markita Staples-Green

Markita Staples-Green is the creator of Curly Crew Books – picture books that feature kids of color with curly hair, braids, and colorful beads.

The mother of two young daughters, Markita is passionate about helping babies and young children identify with diverse characters and discover the joy of reading at a young age.

Before embarking on her writing and publishing career, Markita worked in procurement, supply chain management, and marketing for several large corporations, including Ford Motor Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, United Airlines, and Adobe. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

To learn more about the books, visit

https://www.curlycrewbooks.com/

https://www.instagram.com/curlycrewbooks/

https://www.facebook.com/curlycrewbooks/

Amazon.com

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Episode 32. Geocaching: A modern day treasure hunt



Travel approximately 5 miles due east from where I live and you will discover the Chesapeake Bay with its many inlets and tributaries – just the sort of waterway pirates in the 17th and 18th centuries navigated with the intent of discovering (pilfering) and burying treasures.

Fast forward to today. Those of us who live near the Bay no longer fear pirates, but we still navigate the area discovering and burying treasures legally. We’re playing a game today’s guest describes as “hunting for Tupperware in the woods.” It’s geocaching.

Amie Tilk, the host of Geocache Adventures, will give us insight as to the game’s origins, it’s worldwide popularity, and why it’s a good activity for grandparents and grandchildren.

Welcome, Amie. Please tell us a bit about you and why you enjoy geocaching.

Tips

Download the geocaching app; create an account (it’s free)
Always bring a pencil or pen with you
If you want “SWAG,” bring SWAG to swap!

E-mail: Geocache.adventures.podcast@gmail.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/shadowdragn1
Screen name: shadowdragn1
Podcast: https://geocacheadventures.org/

Learn more about geocaching:

https://www.geocaching.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAMDxjeeaJU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJqjfNE9nbs

https://www.instagram.com/geocaching/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/410405635699854

Books:

https://shop.geocaching.com/default/clothing/kids/sean-and-friends-go-geocaching-activity-book.html

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Adventures with Grammy has partnered with creatives around the world to introduce you to amazing children’s literature, activities and adventures. I am thrilled to introduce you to people who are as passionate about their children and grandchildren as I am about mine. I met most of these lovely people through hosting my podcast; others I know from other associations. The bottom line is each of these connections offers something of value to families, so head to the Adventures with Grammy Network and explore!

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Episode 28: Two little girls, one with autism, one a neurotypical child, form a long-lasting friendship and enjoy a day at the zoo



Episode 28
July 15, 2021

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Emma and Harper enjoy a day at the zoo

According to autismspeaks.org, “Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today.

“We know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think, and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and, in some cases, live entirely independently.”

Our guest, Lisa Jacovsky, is a PhD candidate who specializes in autism. She has written Let’s talk! A story of Autism and Friendship. Her new book is Let’s Talk: Going to the Zoo. The books look at the friendship of two little girls, Emma and Harper. To learn more about the book and to follow Lisa, visit http://www.lisajayauthor.com/

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Lisa was a guest on Episode 6: http://adventureswithgrammy.com/blog/e06.html

Elong Musk and Dan Aykroyd have autism
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/snl-no-elon-musk-isnt-the-first-host-with-aspergers-video/ar-BB1gwqPo

Amy Bockerstette has earned her nickname Amazing Amy. She is the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a national collegiate athletic championship.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/amy-bockerstette-golf-college-championship/

Home

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Two of my grandsons talk about the fun they have while enjoying multi-generational vacations.

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Episode 25: Are you a modern-day grandparent? Do you celebrate Gorgeous Grandmothers’ Day?



Episode 25: Are you a modern-day grandparent? Do you celebrate Gorgeous Grandmothers’ Day?

Guests: Suzette Perez-Tate and Anissa Delaluz

The Book
Created by Suzette Perez-Tate and co-authored by Anisa Delaluz, The Grands is a children’s book series intended to break stereotypes of what it means to be a grandparent in the 21st century. Today’s Grand is active, career-minded, stylish, and tech-savvy while still maintaining the age-old essence of being a grandparent. This series will also feature the role Great Grandparents, Great Aunts & Uncles have in a child’s life. Many stories will be told focusing on these intergenerational relationships showcasing a diverse variety of families. The series hopes that many families will see themselves as they read the many adventures of the Grands and their grandchildren!

Suzette Perez Tate is a modern-day grandmother from Southern California. She and her husband have a blended family and share five children, 5 grandchildren and a black Labrador named Bentley Boo.

Suzette and her granddaughter Charlotte share a special bond. One of the activities they enjoy together is reading. Suzette noticed right away that none of the books she was reading reflected their relationship. For starters, the grandmothers in the stories did not look like her, act like her and many times they were sick or dying, so after working in the telecommunications industry for almost 30 years, she decided to add the title children’s book author to her credentials and create a series of books that reflect modern day grandparents.

Her co-author is Anisa Delaluz, a post-production manager in the film and television industry. The mother of two sons, she hopes if she becomes a grandmother, she will live up to the standards set by her own super-hero grandmothers.

https://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/gorgeous-grandma-day/

Social Media
https://www.facebook.com/thegrandsmdg

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzette-perez-tate-33715a50/
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E-Mail
thegrandsmdg@gmail.com

Buy the Book

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Episode 24. Silly YaYa finds inspiration from her family



Violet Favero has nine granddaughters! No grandsons! Lots of glitter and bows when the girls visit their grandparents.

The medical administrator turned children’s picture book author/illustrator gathers inspiration for her stories from her every day life … her immigrant grandfather, her family’s Sunday dinner tradition, her brother … who one granddaughter thinks lives at the zoo …. and more!

Visit the links to learn more about this fascinating second-generation Greek American!

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=violet+favero&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss

https://www.sillyyaya.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheSillyYaya

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2086555261632067

https://www.instagram.com/SillyYaya/

Videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRE6IrdvduBEtjvM2mmVUbQ

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To sign up, visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/7ZleyB4

You will receive a micro-book that provides directions for a super fun activity to do with your children and grandchildren!

To learn more about the books, visit adventureswithgrammy.com

To buy the personalized stuffed bears, visit etsy.com/shop/adventureswithgrammy

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Episode 23. Dyslexia: A Special Kind of Smart



Show notes: http://adventureswithgrammy.com/blog/e23.html

Our guests have first-hand experience with dyslexia. Tricia Cook embraces her gift of dyslexia. She has learned strategies to help her brain compensate for its learning differences, and she teaches others how to learn effectively.

Our second guest is Tracy Peterson, a veteran teacher who along with her former student, Sloane LeFrance, wrote Cartwheels: Finding Your Special Kind of Smart, a lively look at a real student who would rather do cartwheels than read because reading frustrates her.