My Funny, Spicy, Opinionated, Memoir Titles; Make it Fun for Future Generations

Titles of Individual Stories in: Grandma Lady’s Slightly Exaggerated and Fractured Family Tales (My memoir stories.)

 Legacy book

This is to show you that memoirs can be fun, brief,  and a series of short stories from childhood to adulthood make it memorable. I included family stories from my sides of the family and from my husbands. Many are funny, some possibly instructional in a fun way, and definitely they all have a “moral” in the end. In my book there will be a place at the end of each story that says, “And the legacy that this story leaves for the future generations is”….etc. I do want you to understand that this was published on a limited basis and only for family and very close   family-like  folks. It is a large book (  11 by 12), almost a hundred pictures and over 400 pages. For that reason I did include some of the legacy stories in my blog so the public can see/read them.

THE TITLES OF THE ENTRIES IN THE BOOK; MANY ARE IN MY BLOG, JUST TYPE THE TITLE YOU WANT INTO SEARCH. (Seek and ye shall find; if not, it is only in the legacy book for personal reasons.)

Titles of Individual Stories in: Grandma Lady’s Slightly Exaggerated and Fractured Family Tales


Prologue: Signs

The Dime Store Lost Its Sparkle

Profoundly From the Mouths of Babes

Frankenstein Follows Me Through Life

Tantrums, Jim Kent, and Thanksgiving Decisions

Courtship, A Twisted Twist, Another Dean of Women

Rotten Eggs, Cold Beer, Class on Monday

The Goat Man

Big Brother is Watching

My Human Herman

They Saw A Man

A Baby Shower for Daddy, Then Goodbye

Man Paints Himself Into Bomb Scare

Milly Milquetoast vs. Nasty Nadine

Birdie, Birdie, in the Sky, Will you Marry Me?

Mourning Doves and Forever Loves

The Witch in the House was Real

Phone Number 322-4805

Our Family Welcomes are Red

My Childhood Nemesis-Mud pies, Cock Fighting Chickens: Ya’ Gotta Love Growing-up Okie.

At Work and Feeling Tired on Labor Day

Johney and Mary are Lovers

The Hanging Tree in Our Backyard

Names, Shames and Family Claims

Behind Every Big Black Cloud is a Bigger Blacker one, So Enjoy the One You are Walking Through.

Behind Every Bush (President Bush I Mean)

An Incidence of Consequence with Democrats

Jeff by Any Other Name is Still Jeff

Put Your Life Where Your Mouth Is

Fist Thru the Wall: Way to Go Honey

The Blip on Our Marital Radar

A Dinner Party Mid-life Crisis Style

The Complex was Complex

Christmas with the Union

Children Rush Down

Why so Much?

The Color of Christmas is Purple

The Apostle to the Pygmies

The Salt and Pepper Team

A Champion for “A” Before I Die

Love Train: Teacher Extraordinaire’

Here’s to the Crabby Old Men in My Live

The Tooth Fairy Rules for Grandmothers

My Husband and I had Grandfathers In Common

Cinderella, Cinderella

Because Everyone Needs a Grandma’s Opinion

Adults Need a Grandma too

The Marines, The Ministry, God’s Will?

Pride Goeth Before a Fall

Oklahoma Chocolate Gravy (Family Recipe)

Fooled You Again Dip (Family Recipe)

Governor’s Mansion Summer Tea *Borrowed recipe from the Texas Governor’s Mansion


jared one

Tooth Fairy Rules for Grandmothers


Cinderella Cinderella

Cinderella, Cinderella : When is a cane not a cane?

Trula purple christmas with Billy

Davenport Police Department Partners and a lifelong tradition begins for one.



5 Points door

The Complex was Complex

Trula with daughter Amy during her chemotherapy treatments.

God Winks: First Hand Accounts. The Prologue; Signs.  Trula with daughter Amy during her chemotherapy treatments.


Dr. Michelle Harrison: Executive Passion in India


An enigma to many, a rock to all.

An enigma to many, a rock to all. Dr. Jerry Galloway was also a Missionhurst Brother in Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo) at Mission Pendjua. Read about him in “The Apostle to the Pygmies.”

Dad in helmet

Dr. Willard M. Smith (Palmer College Chiropractic) still practicing at Age 90.


Milly Milquetoast and Nasty Nadine; my mother the “lady” out of her comfort zone.

An elegant affair which had to change venues to accommodate all who wanted to attend. Ironically it was an overflow crowd with many of the organizers choosing to stand along a back wall for the presentations, to accommodate the over-flow crowd.

Riddle Me this: What do Book signing, Boulder Co. and Belated, all have in common. An elegant affair which had to change venues to accommodate all who wanted to attend. Ironically it was an overflow crowd with many of the organizers choosing to stand along a back wall for the presentations, to accommodate the over-flow crowd.

Four generations

Four generations; The author, Joyce Godwin Grubbs standing with daughter Trula Dee Ann . Seated left, Rhoda Frances Marrs my maternal grandmother, and seated right, my mother Marguerite Elizabeth Marrs Godwin Smith.

glw Fifth wheel of suspense plain redo cover kdp

Author pic with books orange



About joycegodwingrubbs2

Some call me retired: I am RE-FIRED. I have written 15 books, plus 3 written as a "ghost writer". I no longer offer the novels as printed books, having them only available as Kindle Ebooks since my retirement as a novelist. Twelve books are on Kindle eBooks: collectively they are known as The Greyhound Lady Walking suspense series.They are real cases fictionalized into suspense stories to protect identities..( no victim/survivor names were compromised, and workers and locations were protected.) I also co-authored a non-fiction book: Footsteps Out of Darkness: The Annabelle Kindig Story . It is available on Amazon under the name of Annabelle Kindig. I have traveled, written from the heart, and found an audience that appreciates my "platform". The catalyst to writing the novels was the realization that if I died, I would take all my amazing experiences in these real cases with me; and believe me few have lived 5 lives in one. It would "silence the voices" of the victim/survivors whose triumphs are written into these novels. The suspense series was written in part with the collaboration of police woman and sex crime expert Trula Ann Godwin. In addition to the novels, I have written as a ghost writer for a World War II veteran who fought in the South Pacific aboard the USS Maryland in all the major battles. I have also written a non-fiction book recording oral history stories of my family members beginning with the 1930's to present. There are sixty-six "legacy" stories with pictures. It was recently published as a private printing for family and close associates only. I am a published photo journalist having won the 2009 Editor's Choice Award for internet freelance news articles and pictures of the Cedar Rapid's Iowa flood victim accounts and their personal struggles.. My husband and I are in our 52nd year together (only one blip on the marital radar together), and we have adopted three greyhounds; Dex, Big Buddy and Baby Doll. These were the inspirations in the Greyhound Lady Walking suspense series We have eleven grandchildren, 7 grandsons and 4 granddaughters. My three children live in Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio.
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