about nana

Nana and Luke (age 6) 2015

Welcome to Nana’s Corner!

A Little About My Family

Poppy and I are parents to three grown children (two daughters and 1 son) and grandparents to 5 grandchildren who are Kaitlin, Emily, Luke, Dylan, and Paityn. Our grandsons are cousins who share the same birth date and their mothers’ birthdays are just two days apart! Poppy and I have been married 40+ years…which is amazing since we had dated only three weeks when I was proposed to. We live in a small town in Central New Jersey where we both grew up – near the beach, horse farms, a race track you probably heard of when American Pharaoh won the Haskell Invitational, and spacious parks – just about an hour’s drive from New York City.

A Little About Nana

I am a retired (2016) high school special education teacher, who now has more time to spend with our grandchildren and other fun things like blogging, writing poems, photography, needlework, reading, going to the beach, traveling, and spending more time with my friends and Poppy – who are also retired. (It’s a long sentence, I know…but I have a lot to look forward to!)

In 2014, I had back surgery…now and then my back feels it needs to remind me…when that happens, I must take time away from blogging. You may see gaps in time between posts, but be assured…I am still here and dedicated to continuing NanasCorner.com.

May you all have a healthy and prosperous 2017!

Submit Poems, Please!

If you have a favorite poem, send it to me so you and I can share it with others. Anyone who has written a poem may send that to me to share, too! The poems can be funny, serious, happy, sad, seasonal – including holidays – and about birthdays, or any topic you choose, as long as they are appropriate for families to enjoy. (see Submit Poems)

This and That

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  • I don’t sell anything so please don’t send me an order request (yes, this has happened). One reader said she ordered something and wondered why she didn’t receive it…even though she didn’t send me any money!
  • If I received a book or item to review, I’ll disclose that. Be assured that if I didn’t like it, I won’t post about it at all.
  • Use the contact form on my Home Page under the tab “Contact Nana” to write to me. I will respond as soon as I can after I receive your note.

I look forward to hearing from you…soon, I hope!