Manis with Grannies

Manis with Grannies

Listen in on a candid conversation between a woman over 70 years old and show host Tiffany Marino, while Tiffany gives her guest a manicure.


February 8, 2024 31 mins

Listen in on an engaging conversation with Marcy O’Brien.  Marcy explains her journey to becoming a self-published author, and she answers questions that are follow-ups to stories in her book, Rounding Third.   Marcy speaks fondly of her mother; you’ll enjoy hearing Marcy's mother's story.  It’s fun listening to Marcy’s stories from working as a stewardess in the 60s and 70s.  Marcy is reminded of things that she hasn’t tho...

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Listen in on this reflective conversation with Sharon Macintosh.  Sharon reflects on herself in vulnerable ways.  She talks about her grandmother and we get to hear about Sharon’s mother as well.  Family dynamics are a recurring theme in this episode.  You’ll love hearing the story of how Sharon met her husband through a newspaper ad.  She also discusses adjusting to her second marriage.  This episode is full of good advice.

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January 21, 2024 16 mins

Listen in on a nice conversation with Elaine.  Elaine tells us about her parents and growing up on the family farm.  Elaine gives good life advice.  She talks about being able to use her Spanish degree throughout her life, even though she was a Spanish teacher for only one semester.  Elaine talks about the love in her life, despite never getting married or having children.  We also get to hear about Elaine’s musical talents. It’s e...

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January 14, 2024 24 mins

Listen in on a happy conversation with Kay VanOrd.  Kay talks about building her family home on her in-law’s farm.  We get to hear how Kay met her husband.  Hearing Kay talk about finding out she was going to be a mother for the first time may make you giggle.  Kay recalls how things were during war time.  Kay tells us about a few of the mementos she has in her home.  You won’t be able to listen to this episode without smiling; Kay...

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January 7, 2024 25 mins

Listen in on an easy conversation with Marilyn Derby.  Marilyn starts off by telling the story of how her and her current husband Ed met; you’ll love the story of their first date.  Marilyn’s list of places she’s traveled is impressive.  She gives us a glimpse into each of her three marriages.  Marilyn recalls her loving parents and older sister. Listen to the end for Marilyn’s words to live by.

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December 31, 2023 20 mins

Listen in on a conversation with Sheila Sproveri.  Sheila remembers some of the many places she’s lived.  She tells us a little bit about her hippie life.  You’ll enjoy hearing about all the iconic live music she’s seen.  We get to hear about Sheila’s elopement and short marriage to her high school sweetheart.  We get to hear about Sheila’s parents.  Sheila’s love for her brother is evident.  We learn a lot about Sheila in this epi...

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December 24, 2023 16 mins

Listen in on a conversation with Ethel Scott.  Ethel tells us about her experience growing up.  We get to hear about her father’s gas station, and her mother’s restaurant.  Ethel talks about getting married and becoming a mother at 15 years old.  She gives us a glimpse into her life with her late husband.   Ethel offers life and marriage advice, along with some healthy perspectives.


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December 17, 2023 22 mins

Listen in on a detailed conversation with Nancy Seekins.  Nancy recalls stories from her life of 90 years.  She shares the very personal story of her mother’s death.  And she tells us about living in foster care as a result.  You can hear Nancy’s love for her family in her stories.  You’ll want to follow Nancy’s marriage advice.  Nancy throws in some surprises about herself throughout the episode.  Nancy proves to us that it’s neve...

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December 10, 2023 18 mins

Listen in on this easy conversation with Joan Ballard.  Joan tells us about growing up and living in Kentucky with her sisters on the family farm.  We get to hear about the early days of her relationship with her husband Fred, including their wedding day.  Joan gives us an idea of what it was like growing up in her community in the ‘50s & ‘60s.  We get to hear her insight on growing up when she did versus kids growing up now. J...

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December 3, 2023 28 mins

Listen in on this congenial conversation with Margery Peters.  Margie recounts growing up on her family farm.  She tells us what it was like being the youngest of 9 kids.  You may be surprised by some of the things Margie talks about; you may even learn a new word.  Margery speaks about the many losses she’s experienced over her life.  She shares how she tries to help others through their grief.  Margie takes us through her three m...

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November 26, 2023 26 mins

Listen in on this sassy conversation with Bette McAmbley.  Bette jumps right in on telling us about herself and her family.  We get to hear about the early years of Bette’s relationship with her husband.  She also tells us about her time living in South Carolina, and the people she met there.  It’s fun to hear about Bette’s cross-country trip from small-town Bradford, PA to Los Angeles in the ‘60s.  You’ll enjoy Bette’s style of st...

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November 19, 2023 9 mins

Listen in on this conversation with Betty Verquer.  Betty talks about getting older and being 91.  She tells us about living in Florida and Detroit before moving back to her hometown, Faulkner, NY.  You may be surprised to hear Betty still drives.  She only skims the surface when it comes to talking about never being married and not having children.  This conversation will leave you wanting to know more about Betty.

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November 12, 2023 8 mins

Listen in on this short conversation with Deanna Rice.  Deanna is selective on what she shares. She boasts about her parenting skills.  She tells us about her own parents and reminisces about Chautauqua Lake.  The love and care she had for her sister is evident.  She has some real words about marriage and divorce. You might get a couple chuckles out of this short episode.


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November 5, 2023 20 mins

Listen in on this familiar conversation with Kathy Rider.  Kathy shares things about herself that Tiffany learns for the first time, despite knowing each other Tiffany’s whole life.  You’ll get to hear about the good Kathy did as part of the ladies auxiliary club for the Souderton Volunteer Fire Company.  Kathy tells stories from when she was a young woman, including her first date with her husband Don.  Kathy’s outlook on motherho...

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October 29, 2023 41 mins

Listen in on this passionate conversation with Ruby Wiles.  Ruby shares her dedication to helping children in rural communities.  You’ll hear how she’s working to make sure that every child has their own book.   We get to hear Ruby’s journey to this point in her life, from leaving Warren after high school to coming back to her hometown 30 years later.

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October 22, 2023 17 mins

Listen in on this genuine conversation with Beverly Barnes.  Bev reminisces about her younger years.  She shares a story from her days of being a rebellious teenager.  Hearing her life’s regret could be a valuable life lesson for you.  Beverly has good advice for young people.  Her perspective on motherhood will make you laugh. 

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October 15, 2023 21 mins

Listen in on an interesting conversation with Patricia Bly.  Pat tells us how she met her second husband. She also shares the intimate story of the end of her first marriage.  You’ll get to hear stories from Pat’s childhood in rural Northwest Pennsylvania, like living without running hot water, and getting her driver’s license. Pat takes us from the first time she drove, to her getting her CDL license.  This is the first time we ha...

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October 8, 2023 27 mins

Listen in on a heartfelt conversation with Mollie Lundmark.  Mollie tells us what it was like growing up as a farm girl in rural Northwest Pennsylvania.  You’ll want to join “The Four Ls” after hearing about all the fun they had, and still have.  She recounts honestly what it was like when her husband was drafted to the war.  Mollie shares the stories of both the loves of her life.  The story of Mollie getting her driver’s license ...

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October 1, 2023 21 mins

Listen in on a pleasant conversation with Carroll Sweet.  Carroll tells us about her time working as a nurse in the ‘50s & ‘60s at the Warren State Hospital.  You’ll enjoy the story of how Carroll met her husband.  We also get to hear about Carroll’s world travels with her husband.  She shares insight on living with and loving someone with Alzheimer’s.  Carroll’s sweet stories will take you back to simpler times.


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September 24, 2023 25 mins

Listen in on an intimate conversation with Gloria Endres.  Gloria tells a beautiful story of her life.  We get to hear the romantic story of Gloria and her husband.  You can tell that Gloria loved being a teacher, and will always be a teacher at heart.  When you listen to this episode, you’ll also get a history lesson.  Gloria’s stories will pull at your heartstrings.  Listen and see if you know the answer to Gloria’s question on t...

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