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Mississippi Author Pam Hillman & Her Three Mamaws in Cameo — 20 Comments

  1. Lyn, thank you so much for inviting me. I love the theme of your blog. Made me think outside the box, which is always fun and exciting.

    Writing about my grandmothers brought back some warm and fuzzy memories for me and for your readers!

    And I just barely scratched the surface with those little cameos of them. So many memories…so much more I could have shared. 🙂

  2. Oh, man, Myra, nothing like a homemade cherry pie with lots and lots of buttery, flaky crust! You’re making my mouth water!

    But now I’m remembering going to Mamaw Evans’ house and eating hamburgers. Papaw and Mamaw didn’t eat hamburgers as a general rule, but because she knew us kids loved burgers, that’s what she’d make for us. We ate them on loaf bread, not buns, and Mamaw didn’t have ketchup. Instead, we ate them with Papaw’s homemade ketchup….it was basically a really thick, sweet salsa. Best hamburgers in the world.

  3. Laneta, dear friend, I am so glad you stopped by. Ask Doretha what time she got up to read Claiming Mariah yesterday morning. So glad I connected with her through you. She’s a gem!

    Iran’s probably not too happy I posted that pic. Then on the flip side, maybe he’ll share it with his buddies. We were both young, cute, thin.

    Did I mention young?

  4. Margaret, you’re excited? I bet I could give you a run for your money in the excitement department. 🙂 I’m bookmarking Christian Historical Fiction. Give me a shout-out on facebook when you review Claiming Mariah.

    Pam Hillman, Author seems to be the “hub” for me to keep up with reviews, etc.

    Thank you!!!

  5. Excited about your new book, Pam! Enjoyed your story here…..I never knew my maternal grandma and was not close to the other one. I have a great bond with my grandson; he calls me Mema!
    Jackie S.

  6. Actually, I think it is… Had to think about this for a minute…. Gina Holmes used it in Crossing Oceans, so she gets credit for “inventing” a new word. The grandfather didn’t have cattle, but that’s what the little girl called her grandfather.

  7. What inspiring portraits of these strong women, Pam! Truly a family legacy worth passing along.

    What I remember most about my grandmother is her homemade cherry pies. They had a cherry tree in the front yard, so she canned her own cherries and made the pies from scratch. Just the smell of a cherry pie in the oven brings back sweet memories of her.

  8. Hey, Pam….I enjoyed reading about your three Mamaws as well….nothing like having a godly heritage, is there? Love, love the wedding pic, you and Iran were so cute! 🙂 Congrats on your second book release, I know you are thrilled….all of your hard work is now paying off!! Love ya’!

  9. Mammaw/Mamaw must be a Southern thing.

    I’m betwixt and between on children and grandchildren so I don’t have a moniker yet for myself as grandmother. My MIL is Mams and/or Mamsie to all her grandchildren. We already had several Mamaw’s so she thought of something different. One of these days when the need arises, I’ll come up with something special for my own grands.

    Since my hubby is a cowboy, I’ve got his grandfatherly handle already picked out: CowPa! But…CowMa just doesn’t quite bring to mind the image I’d like to convey….

  10. Pam,
    Loved reading about your Mamaws! And your wedding pic. Such a treasure!

    My Mammaw Morris was a strong woman as well. Now I’m Mammaw to my grandchildren. Wonder how many grandmas are Mammaws/Mamaws?

    Can’t wait to read Claiming Mariah! Love the name of your heroine! Love the cover! Love the blurb! I know I’ll love the book!

  11. Cara, the fact that she made such an impact on you from such an early age proves that she was definitely an amazing woman! Enjoy thinking about your grandmother today. 🙂

  12. Pam, what beautiful portraits of your grandmothers! They certainly were strong women. My grandmother is my ‘heroine.’ She died when I was 5. But since I spent so much time with her I remember her vividly. Her most outstanding characteristic was her kindness — a great and godly woman to emulate.

  13. Oh, Angie, your grandmother definitely qualifies as a strong woman. She had a hard row to hoe, but she waded in and got it done for her children’s sake. God bless her!

  14. Lyn, thank you so much for inviting me over today. I’m settling in with my coffee, excited to make new friends.

    Anybody willing to share something fun, quirky (like Mamaw moving the walls, or funny that your grandmother did that still brings a smile to your face and joy to your heart?

  15. One of the strongest women I invite is my maternal grandmother. Her husband, my grandfather, died from sugar diabetes in 1969 and left her with three young children to care for. She took care of them holding down two and three jobs at a time while my mom and her brother and sister were growing up. She has often told me it was hard but it was something that made her stronger in the end. She wishes she had had more time with my grandfather because they were only in their early 30s, but the experience made her the woman she is today.

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