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Welcome to my site, "Veronica’s Gems,” including little nuggets of wisdom to help inspire, uplift, and encourage you to live your best life.


I am very proud to call Andros Island in The Bahamas my home, and I invite you to join me Explore the Islands of The Bahamas: Andros Island in July of 2025. You will see incredible blue holes, the Great Barrier Reef, go bone fishing, and more on this trip of a lifetime.

But first, we're going to take a trip to New Providence for JUNKANOO!  That's right - you'll have the unique privilege of creating part of an authentic costume to wear as you participate in this year's parade. Come along and experience one of the most treasured Bahamian celebrations. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you don't want to miss! 

Hello, my dear friends, and thank you for stopping by.  You're likely curious as to who I am and what I have to offer, so allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Veronica Owens, but my grandchildren call me Grammy.

I've lived a life of many experiences and a variety of encounters.  I've traveled to many places, and I've had the honor and privilege of national service.  That being said, the greatest part of my life, rich in blessings, was raising five beautiful daughters.  They are my gems, hence "Veronica’s Gems.”  Each one is unique with many rare qualities, and all of them are precious and of tremendous value to me, of course.  Yet, somehow, I feel an even greater sense of joy and pride, being incredibly blessed to share in the raising of their offspring. 

Undoubtedly, the greatest part of the experiences I will share through this website will be from Grammy's perspective, first and foremost, and secondly from my cultural perspective.  Grammy says, "Family is the most important and valuable asset we will ever have."  Therefore, I will be sharing things on a wide range of topics relating to family dynamics.  We will talk about everything from being a mother who has the gift, and burden, of bringing human life into this world to how to deal with being the same person who has to endure the tragic loss of not one but two of those lives.  We’ll discuss celebrating life and your loved ones and how it truly takes a village.  Finally, we will take a look at some of the traditions, idioms, and even recipes that are a part of the rich and beloved tapestry that is Bahamian and Caribbean culture.​

Explore Veronica's Gems

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