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Honey Good
Honey Good is a wife, sister, daughter, friend, mother of two, step-mother of one, mother-in-law to four and grandmother to 20, who affectionately call her Honey. After being widowed, remarried, surviving cancer and traveling the world, if there’s anyone that has a few insights to provide on life, it’s this woman!

Her site, Honey Good, is a collection of lessons learned, life advice and insights from not only her, but from a fantastic group of contributing writers, each adding their own spice to the recipe. Honey representing “a family tree of women” -- wives, mothers, daughters, granddaughters, mothers-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters, aunts, cousins and girlfriends -- coming together to talk about what makes them tick as well as what they have in common. Honey Good discusses life experiences with wisdom, humor and intellect, enabling all to attain a "Honey Good Style of Life.”

Entries by Honey Good

The Story of Ben

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 9:36 PM

I have deeply loved four men in my life... different feelings of love. My father, two husbands and a "man called Ben." As I look back on his life I believe his greatest joys were his books, his dog and me.

Our family had just moved to Honolulu. Wanting to...

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A Word From Orchid Good

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 11:33 AM

My dog, Orchid, makes my heart sing. She spends many of her waking hours with me. She is always at my side as I write each day for -- so I consider her my little partner. I thought it would be fun for you to read a blog from...

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The Lion of Judea: A Good Deed Story

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 2:01 PM

A miracle is a surprising and highly improbable or extraordinary event, development or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences. It is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency. -New Oxford American Dictionary

This story took place...
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Lizzie and the Saga of the Christmas Trees

(1) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 1:39 PM

During the holiday season, my favorite time of the year, my mind always wanders back to a favorite holiday story about my daughter, Lizzie.

Our family lived in a wonderful home in Honolulu, Hawaii. We had two dogs and two cats and our home was filled with noise and laughter...

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Thanksgiving and Zebra Tablecloths

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 10:53 AM

My daughter, Jennifer, is an artist. She was on Oprah. She is a loving mother and terrific wife. However, she is neither a cook nor a housekeeper and has told me, laughingly, that the next home they live in will not have a kitchen! So, why was Thanksgiving at her...

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Thanksgiving: A Time to Give The Greatest Thanks

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 6:00 PM

I am going back many years to tell you a story about a young girl, her grandfather and her memories of her life in a small town at Thanksgiving. That young girl was me. I will have another post next week about a more recent Thanksgiving, but for now, let's...

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Ageless Beauty

(1) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 1:05 PM

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?"

This is a true story, for women of all ages, to think about before running to a specialist to make them artificially look younger.

We all know the saying: "beauty is from within." We are told that it...

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Save Your Skin

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 12:36 PM

Women of all ages care about their looks. Our face is always number one on the list. Of course our skin is most important but so is a beautiful smile, warmth and sparking eyes. In other words I believe personality is the most important ingredient of true beauty.

However, the...

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Worldly Lessons Learned From Lady Friends

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 7:57 AM

I have friends from all walks of life and from all over the world and I have no desire to be in a clique. Special girlfriends have given me useful information. My interest in welcoming new people into my life, my travels and my years spent living in Honolulu opened...

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Attitude With Latitude

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 3:40 PM

"Latitude: The freedom of action and thought." -Oxford Dictionary

I wanna see, know, grow, meet, greet, serve and learn! I am a grandmother who lives outside the box. I am filled with energy and momentum. I know too many women who are content to "just be." I don't envy them....

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Gramma Good's Packing Tips

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 6:48 PM

My husband Shelly and I are traveling. We are currently in Vienna where we are boarding a Tauck Tour cruise taking us down the Danube into Nuremberg. Then we're going to Munich and Paris. How lucky is that!?

Having traveled the world and packed hundreds of times I have discovered,...

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One Rule to Stress Less

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 1:41 PM

Life in the Good home is a mix of dazzle and frazzle. Personal and social commitments are more than plentiful. There are days when my mind is so full, I feel like I am going to explode. The specialists say to take a yoga or exercise class to release stress...

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Make Your Own Luck: Gramma Good's Lucky Pieces

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 6:11 PM

"Do you think wearing or carrying a good luck piece protects you?"

This was our topic of conversation over lunch with my girlfriends. I asked them what they wore, carried with them or collected and their responses were all over the map -- because superstitions related to luck date back...

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Holiday Family Traditions

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 1:15 PM

For my family, the first holiday of the season is Rosh Hashanah, which begins this Wednesday evening. Rosh Hashanah, in the Old Testament, celebrates the Jewish New Year 5774. It is the day of hope for a sweet year and a special day when our destiny will be determined for...

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How to Handle Difficult People

(2) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 7:10 AM

Everyone has dealt with difficult people. A one-time occurrence is survivable, but long-term relationships such as our families and business associates can be the most difficult of situations. Teaching our children and grandchildren how to handle these situations at an early age, is a valuable lesson.

I think I have...

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A Smile Says a Thousand Words

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 7:01 PM


Several friends and acquaintances have caught me off guard with the comment: "You always walk into a room, whether on your walker or wheel chair, always with a smile."

For those of you who don't know, I broke my ankle eleven weeks ago....

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The Truth About Little White Lies: Teaching Honesty To Children

(2) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 12:21 PM

As sages, we know that none of us go through our lives without telling fibs, or "little white lies". The value of truth must be taught to our children and grandchildren. Our obligation, as you well know, is to teach our children and grandchildren the value of honesty. The question...

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Grandmothers: The Glue That Holds the Family Together

(3) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 11:51 AM

We are nurturers. We come from love and have earned our "PhD in life." My Grandmother Recipe has a lot of sugar and spice and everything nice mixed with knowledge, values and wisdom.

Please do not allow family friction to interfere in your blessed role as a grandmother.

I have...

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The Power of 'Delete'

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 3:56 PM

Yesterday, I noticed my friend's text message pop up on my iPhone screen.

The message said, "Call me." She's a very formidable woman; has degrees in both law and psychology, and a huge job with the city of Chicago. She is going to Burning Man 2014 (the week-long 2014 post-apocalyptic...

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Get Outside and EXPLORE! The Importance of Nature For Grandchildren

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 6:57 PM

Leave no child or grandchild "inside."

~Gramma Good

The saying, "The best things in life are free," is a truism. A kiss from my grandchild; an "I love you" from my children; "you make my heart sing" from my husband, a lick of kisses from Orchid; a giving girlfriend... these...

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