Originally published in the Kamloops Daily News, Jan. 11, 2011. Gramma passed away on Nov. 15, 2016, and not a day goes by that I don't hear her emphatic voice in my head. Usually, it's when I'm doubting myself. And usually, her voice is castigating me, telling me to stop being "SO STUPID." In life,…
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