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Subject: [Q-R] Grosse-mémé?
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 18:34:36 EDT
Hi there. My great-aunt was over yesterday recalling the family tree that I
showed her. She had memories of her great grandmother, who died when she
was 10 years old. When she referred to her great grandmother, she called her
her "grosse-mémé". I'm not sure of the spelling of the first word, but it
was pronounced like the English "gross", as in disgusting. There are a
number of dictionary definitions of gross/grosse but I am not sure that any
seem to make sense. Has anyone ever heard of this term "grosse mémé" and could
you tell me exactly what it means?
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